As Recorded by Helen O'Connell
Arranged by Marion Evans, Adapted by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Samba - Medium Easy

Publisher: Lush Life Music

This is the original Helen O'Connell version of "Brazil," from her 1957 album "Green Eyes", as recorded with the Marion Evans Orchestra, and it is an out and out up tempo latin vocal feature. Opening with a grandiose rubato section, the chart then kicks right into Samba feel at 240 beats a minute, though will sound good at a slightly reduced tempo too. The original chart was written for 6 brass, but it has been augmented up to an 8 piece section. The reeds are written AATTB, with AATT all expected to double flute, and the baritone to double bass clarinet. However, recognizing that not every sax team can cope with this, alternate sax parts which do not have any required instrument doubles have been included. These parts are printed on the reverse of the original sax parts. On her album recording the chart ended in a fade out. Whilst fine for a studio, fade endings rarely work live. An extra few measures have been added at the end of the chart to bring it to a positive finish. The vocal key is Eb throughout. Also, this is not a transcription - the original handwritten Marion Evans arrangement has been used and adapted.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (double on flute)
2 Tenor Saxophones (double on flute)
Baritone Saxophone (doubles on bass clarinet)
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Vocal key Eb [Female vocal Bb3 - Bb4 - 1 octave]
Trumpets 1-4: C6, A5, E5, D5
Trombones 1-4: Ab4, F4, Db4, D4