Here is a great way to introduce the Brazilian bossa nova to even your youngest players. Lots of tutti ensemble rhythms with limited syncopation and well-crafted rhythm section parts will help you get this piece performance ready quickly. There is an eight-measure solo written for any saxophone, but since the changes only require soloists to know one pentatonic scale, you might want to feature some other players as well.
The music in this series may be performed with one alto saxophone, one tenor saxophone (optional alto 2), one trumpet, one trombone, piano, bass and drums. Each set includes parts for 2 alto saxophones, 2 alto sax 2 (optional substitute for tenor saxophone), 2 tenor saxophones, 1 baritone saxophone, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 1 horn, guitar, piano, bass and drums. Each piece also comes with a CD featuring a full recording and a practice track for your soloists.