Dick Nash

Richard Taylor "Dick" Nash (born January 26, 1928) is an American jazz trombonist most associated with the swing and big band genres.

He began playing brass instruments at ten. He became more interested in this after his parents died, and he was sent to Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Vermont. At Kurn Hattin Homes, the first instruments he studied were the trumpet and bugle. His first professional work came in 1947 with bands like that of Tex Beneke. After time in the United States Army, where he served and played for a band, he joined Billy May's band. Later he became a first call studio musician in Los Angeles, California. He was composer, conductor Henry Mancini's favorite trombonist, and was featured soloist on several Mancini soundtracks, beginning with Mr. Lucky and Peter Gunn. Nash's trombone is featured on the Theme From Hatari! from the soundtrack for the John Wayne film (1962), Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961), and The Days of Wine and Roses . In 1959 he played bass trombone on Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 26, 1928 (New Orleans)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1963

Roles Represented in DAHR: trombone

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca L 9346 5/21/1956 Something blue Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9347 5/21/1956 Open house Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9348 5/21/1956 Sampan Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9349 5/21/1956 Fair and warmer Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9350 5/21/1956 In a sentimental mood Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9351 5/21/1956 But not for me Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9352 5/21/1956 Moanin' in the mornin' Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9353 5/21/1956 The touch of your lips Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9387 7/9/1956 Stompin' at the Savoy Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9388 7/9/1956 Matinee Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9389 7/9/1956 Strike up the band Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9390 7/9/1956 Diga diga doo Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9391 7/9/1956 You don't know what love is Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 9392 7/9/1956 Status quo Bill Hitz Orchestra instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13157 3/23/1963 Walking through New Orleans Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13158 3/23/1963 Over the waves Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13159 3/23/1963 South Rampart Street parade Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13160 3/23/1963 Darktown Strutters' Ball Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13161 3/23/1963 Marching 'round the mountain Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13162 3/23/1963 Farewell blues Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13163 3/23/1963 Put on your old grey bonnet Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13164 3/23/1963 Careless love Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13166 3/25/1963 The second line Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13167 3/25/1963 Washington and Lee swing Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
Decca L 13168 3/25/1963 Sugar Bowl parade Pete Fountain and His Mardi Gras Strutters instrumentalist, trombone  
(Results 1-25 of 26 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Nash, Dick," accessed May 20, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116277.

Nash, Dick. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 20, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116277.

"Nash, Dick." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 20 May 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116277

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