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Dancing Nitely

The band's first album

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Sean Nelson’s New London Big Band
Dancing Nitely
Recorded live at the Social Bar + Kitchen in New London, CT
August 29, 2018

1. Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
2. O Sole Mio - Billy Byers
3. Concerto for Cootie - Duke Ellington
4. Basie Straight Ahead - Sammy Nestico
5. Country Boy - arr. Bill Holman
6. Just Friends - arr. Sean Nelson
7. Cow Tippin - Earl MacDonald
8. Coconut Champagne - Denis DiBlasio
9. Freckle Face - Sammy Nestico
10. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - arr. Phil Wilson

Erik Elligers
Tyler Wilkins
Felipe Salles (tracks 2-9)
Cedric Mayfield (tracks 1, 10)
Josh Thomas
Jeff Emerich

Bryce Call
Seth Bailey
Haneef Nelson
Tom Brown

Sean Nelson
Dan Hendrix
Vince Yanovitch
Brian Sturm

Earl MacDonald, piano
Doug Maher, guitar
Lou Bocciarelli, bass
Nathan Lassell, drums

Band manager Colton Kinney
Recorded and mixed by Rob Holtorff
Mastered by Kent Stump
CD art by Jeremy Veldhuis


"Social Distance: New London Big Band celebrates live CD with outdoor shows Saturday at the Social"

"Nelson...has assembled a youthful, sharp, hip 17-piece ensemble as dedicated as he is to the belief that big band sounds can provide a fine musical experience — one best served up live, where the groove and excitement of the arrangements and instrumental interplay can energize and pack a dance floor across generations."