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 chart is very dynamic in the presentation of the musical materials. It starts off with an introduction that builds nicely. The A section starts the groove and is a very subtle but strong salsa style rhythm concept. As this chart goes through the various sections, different grooves begin to develop. The harmonic design makes this possible. The B section is a little bit funky, and the C section is Brazilian influenced. The rhythm section responds to the melodic ideas and should be aware of the contours of the tune throughout the presentation. The D section is climactic and the return of the introduction sets up the solos.
The solo section is A,B,C,D which is long and can be divided if you desire. If you have strong soloists, let them play the entire section. Twice through may be a little challenging. The chart is a beautiful piece of music and should create the opportunity to play a pretty tune at a medium tempo. This chart is good for a change of pace and is not a ballad. The atmosphere created here is certainly musical and fun to play and listen to. Have fun with this one. Thank you.