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Thread: Rare Treat - Trombonist Dick Nash on Euphonium for a Mancini Soundtrack

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    Rare Treat - Trombonist Dick Nash on Euphonium for a Mancini Soundtrack

    Dick Nash plays lovely trombone ballads on many Mancini albums and his jazz playing is also featured on classic recordings like "Tutti's Trombones" and Pete Rugolo's "Ten Trombones" albums. Here he plays a comedic solo on euphonium. (He actually started as a euphonium player.) The scene is a couple inebriated thieves bumbling around, and it is a character I don't think I could have created!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WESAcPmb5c

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    I like the lyrical playing and the fat, fluid sound he gets on the recording. This takes me back to the baritone (not euphonium!) sound of the 1960s. No way to know now, but what horn might he have been playing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTJ View Post
    I like the lyrical playing and the fat, fluid sound he gets on the recording. This takes me back to the baritone (not euphonium!) sound of the 1960s. No way to know now, but what horn might he have been playing?
    I've spoken with him and mailed a bit (before email!), and I know in more recent years than this (1966 for the movie) he was using a Yamaha 321. So I might assume that he was using an American 4-valve-inline Conn/King/Etc. Most studio trombone players didn't choose a Besson for a euphonium unless they did some "real" euphonium playing in a band or something. That was not the case for Dick as far as I know, so let's go with the American idea! He's on FB, but does not seem to be posting much - no surprise for someone 93 years old!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
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    Alliance Mouthpiece (DC4)
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    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    I've spoken with him and mailed a bit (before email!), and I know in more recent years than this (1966 for the movie) he was using a Yamaha 321. So I might assume that he was using an American 4-valve-inline Conn/King/Etc. Most studio trombone players didn't choose a Besson for a euphonium unless they did some "real" euphonium playing in a band or something. That was not the case for Dick as far as I know, so let's go with the American idea! He's on FB, but does not seem to be posting much - no surprise for someone 93 years old!
    Thanks for sharing. I guess that the Yamaha 321 has been around for quite awhile! I didn't know that. Thanks for posting. Dick Nash....what a talent!
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  5. My ear is hearing an American bell front horn. I would guess a Conn or King.
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    Man, Dick Nash sounds great! Very rich sound. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks for posting, Dave. Dick Nash has to be my absolute favorite trombone player for playing ballads. Man what a sound. It just doesn't get any better. The definition of smooth!
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