As Recorded by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Arranged by Mickey Bass
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Cat #: HL-818

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Edition: Jazz Combo Arrangement (3 Horns with Rhythm)

Description: Afro-Latin - Easy

Publisher: Second Floor Music/Hal Leonard

From a 1970s Jazz Messengers lineup, bassist MICKEY BASS provides arrangements in 6/4 meter and Afro-Latin rhythms. Both are easy enough to be tackled by inexperienced players (and stimulating enough to have been recorded by Art Blakey!). QUINTET/SEXTET INSTRUMENTATION Like A Chant For Bu, this arrangement also places a simple melody over a rhythmically active rhythm section. However, in this case, the rhythm section plays in duple meter, and the modal nature of the changes allows for the subtle manipulation of a single melodic motive to comprise the entire melody. This simplicity allows it to be played by even the most inexperienced group, and its natural tendency to inspire exciting, energetic performances will make it a favorite regardless of the group's ability level. SOLOS: A long meter (24-bar) blues in F minor, each chord gets 2, 4, or 8 measures. There is also a slight break from a normal blues at the end of the form that really adds interest to the harmony and keeps the soloist's attention.

Recorded by ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS on MISSION ETERNAL Prestige: PRCD 24159 / Recorded March, 1973

1st part: Trumpet, Alto Sax, C treble clef
2nd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trombone
3rd part: Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trombone
Piano [Piano Voicings by Cedar Walton]
Bass [Bass Lines by Mickey Bass]