Performance suggestions to Director or Leader:
The following performance suggestions are to help in developing this arrangement into a rewarding piece of music. You will find a great deal of flexibility in this combo chart, and feel free to organize and present this music in any way you like.
This is a really cool sounding Latin Jazz chart. It is very smooth and should be played with sensitivity to the harmonic rhythm and melodic indications. After a brief introduction, the theme is stated in the A section. The B section is contrasting and followed by a return of the A material. The D and E sections are contrasting, and then the solo section begins. The overall head of this tune is not long and the solos are the A,B,C sections.
The D. C. al fine takes you back to the top and completes the arrangement. I suggest two or perhaps three solos. The repetition of the solo changes gives the rhythm section the opportunity to stretch out as the solos unfold. The changes are not difficult and should be easy to manage. The chart is a good change of pace type of piece as you plan your set presentation-wise. I particularly enjoy playing this chart because the changes are more jazz oriented rather than the typical repetitive Latin style. The pianist may decide to montuno the changes; this will add a new rhythmic design and contrast the blocks that the pianist usually plays in this style. Have fun with this one. Thank you.