The Sammy Sessions

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“The Sammy Sessions”

US Army Jazz Ambassadors play Sammy Nestico

“America’s Big Band,” the US Army Jazz Ambassadors, based in Washington, D.C., has teamed up with legendary composer and arranger Sammy Nestico for a release of new music recorded in stereo and mixed in stereo and immersive high-resolution audio.

The Sammy Sessions” features six new Sammy Nestico tunes, including “Toni,” written for his longtime friend singer Toni Tenille, “Cell Talk,” and a

Basie-like tribute to his wife “Shirley.” Sammy’s reworking of “Moonlight on the Ganges” and “Frankie and Johnny” reintroduces these tunes to a new generation, along with four other standards. “The Sammy Sessions,” demonstrates that the US Army Jazz Ambassadors is one of the premier modern large jazz ensembles of America, with an emphasis on musical innovation. The US Army Jazz Ambassadors tour nationally and internationally.

“The Sammy Sessions” can be heard in stereo, on CD, and on a Pure Audio Blu-Ray disc with immersive audio formats Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, and 5.1 surround. FLAC files, MQA, and 3D Binaural are also included on the disc with mShuttle. The Blu-Ray disc also includes an extended video of Sammy Nestico discussing his arrangements and compositions and the recording sessions.

This Pure Audio Blu-ray combines the format’s vast storage capacity and bandwidth necessary for high-resolution sound (up to 192 kHz/ 24 Bit) in stereo, surround and immersive audio with the easy and straightforward handling of a CD. Pure Audio Blu-ray can be operated in two ways either by on-screen menu navigation or by remote control without a screen.

“The Sammy Sessions” is released by IAN productions, in cooperation with producer and Grammy Award winner Jim Anderson, and succeeds in capturing the genuine and immediate power of big band performance. IAN’s production philosophy is to make the listener feel as if they were there in the same room with the musicians, sharing the deep pleasure of music.

A portion of the proceeds from sales of “The Sammy Sessions” will be sent to the

Gary Sinise Foundation

Release Date: September 21, 2018