(Ted Nash, uncle of Ted Nash - heading into major mellow territory) Tonight we're heading into West Coast Cool-School territory with a track by the
January 5, 2010

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(Ted Nash, uncle of Ted Nash - heading into major mellow territory)

Tonight we're heading into West Coast Cool-School territory with a track by the elder Ted Nash. The current Ted Nash is the nephew. This Ted Nash had a long and illustrious career as a sideman and soloist with a number of big bands of the 1940s, before settling into the Hollywood session scene and doing countless film scores and TV shows before retiring and heading to Carmel in the 1980s. But, like so many musicians of the period, the gig enabled the evocation and Nash was able to put together a number of groups on his own and record extensively for a number of labels through the 1950s.

One session, done for Columbia Records and issued in 1957 as Star Eyes (CL 989) and it's this track, "That Old Feeling" which comes from it. Recorded on July 21, 1956 and featuring an uncredited group of sidemen (although I suspect the guitar is Jim Hall).

Since it's Monday night and the end of the holiday season, a little mellow seems to be in order. No?

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