Composer: Ellington, Duke
Arranger: Wilson, Curt
Number of Trumpets: 4
Accompaniment: piano, guitar, bass and drums
Key: Ab Major concert
Duration: 3 minutes
Easy, very tasty and pretty bossa nova. Works best with flugelhorns, but effective either way. Head/solos (keyboard or guitar) with a few backgrounds/head. Arranged for Mike Vax and TRPTS. The overdub of this piece by Micah Bell.
ITG Journal, January 2010, page 91:
This beautiful bossa nova adaptation works extremely well, particularly when performed on flugelhorns as suggested. ...will work extremely well in performance, or..could easily be used to teach sgyle and ensemble skill in a masterclass or trumpet ensemble setting.