Blue Bossa

Score and Parts

Item# JENS003
Score and Parts: $ 28.00
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Recorded by
Blue Note: CDP 7 92997 2 / Recorded April 24 & 25, 1989
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Tempo Medium bossa
Arrangement Difficulty medium
Solos Difficulty medium-easy


Octet Instrumentation
1st Part Trumpet 1 
2nd Part Trumpet 2, Alto Sax 
3rd Part Alto Sax, Tenor Sax 
4th Part Tenor Sax, Trombone 
5th Part Trombone, Baritone Sax 
6th Part  
Rhythm Section Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar 
Score full score 


Music Analysis
Like OTB, Blue Note's Superblue recordings feature today's 
leading contemporary jazz figures.

Arranged by Don Sickler
Medium bossa

1st part: Trumpet 1
2nd part: Trumpet 2, Alto Sax
3rd part: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
4th part: Tenor Sax, Trombone
5th part: Trombone, Baritone Sax
Rhythm Section: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar

This arrangement of a Kenny Dorham classic gives the melody 
to the trumpet and tenor sax in octaves with percussive backgrounds 
played by the rest of the horns throughout. There are backgrounds 
for a trumpet and tenor solo as well as a chorus of trading between 
the ensemble and these two soloists. This a great arrangement for 
featuring a trumpet/tenor duet.

SOLOS: The solo changes are straightforward, outlining basic progressions 
in C minor and D-flat major.

difficulty level
arr: medium
solos: medium-easy

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Dorham, Kenny
KENNY DORHAM (1924-1972).  A founding member of The Jazz Messengers, 
along with Art Blakey, Horace Silver and Hank Mobley, Kenny replaced 
Clifford Brown in Max Roach's Quintet in 1956.  Prior to that, he played 
with Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Eckstine and was part of Charlie Parker's 
group in 1948-1949.  In the 1950s and '60s he made nearly 2 dozen records 
as a leader, including such Blue Note classics as "Whistle Stop," "Una 
Mas," and "Trompeta Toccata" (each with compositions of the same name), 
with sidemen including Joe Henderson, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, 
Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, Hank Jones and Art Taylor.  He later 
studied music at the graduate level at NYU and wrote film scores.  His 
compositions, including "Fair Weather," "Lotus Blossom," "Prince Albert" 
and "Blue Bossa," have been recorded by Clark Terry, Chet Baker, Freddie 
Hubbard, Art Farmer, Roy Hargrove, Nicholas Payton, Don Friedman,  J.J. 
Johnson, Jimmy Heath, McCoy Tyner, Lou Donaldson, George Benson and by 
most of his former sidemen, among others.