Fast Jazz Rhumba
As recorded by Mats Holmquist Big Bad Band (Caprice Records 2003).
One of Chick's greatest hits with a catchy, light and easy memorable theme. Holmquist arranged it in a very original way and with a lot of humour. It features clarinet, bari and guitar (all solo) but there is also an extremely unusual four-part soli with these instruments and added bass. There are virtuoso lines, big unisons, lots of counterpoint, soloists playing "fours", a drum solo and a very surprising ending. A very exciting crowd pleaser!
NOTE: The recording has a Viola solo which was replaced by a guitar solo in the arrangement.
”For those who appreciate Chick Corea and admire superlative big bands, it doesn’t get much better than this."
Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz
”Mats Holmquist is one of the jazz world’s finest composers and arrangers."
Ric Bang, JazzScan
Standard Big Band (5/5/4/4)