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One Note Samba has been done many a time, usually in a straight-ahead slightly dull gentle latin feel. Not this version. It kicks off with a Trumpet/Trombone answerback intro, followed by unison Saxes & Trumpets to establish the tune, all the while with backings building up throughout the first chorus. Then, as is always the case with the more memorable arrangements, comes a complete change of feel & form in the middle of the chart, Unison Bones, Bari & Rhythm, overlaid with Saxes & screaming trumpet figures build & build until, with a tangible feeling of relief, the chart collapses back into a gentle Latin feel. Learn More£29.50
There have been many arrangements of Wave done over the years, & many suffer from being over-arranged. Wally Menard has produced a truly elegant pice of Latin scoring, & the result is an absolute joy to play. Other than the lead alto taking the tune to start with there are no solos, & the sectional interplay is really well handled, with each taking the melody at some point. The trumpets are mellow & the trombones lush. The last sax soli in particular flows into an extended ending that has a modal feel that falls naturally into place within the context of the whole chart. Learn More£29.50