El Gaucho

El Gaucho

MHQ #1029
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Composer

Wayne Shorter

Arranger

Mats Holmquist

Category

Big Band

Level

Advanced

Style

Modern Jazz with a Samba feel

Ranges

Duration

9:26

Description

As recorded by Mats Holmquist & Dave Liebman Big Band on the album "A tribute to Wayne Shorter" (Summit/MAMA Records).
Soprano sax feature with solos for soprano and alto 1. As very often in Shorter's compositions El Gaucho has a very creative form and chord progression. Holmquist's arrangement clearly demonstrates his minimalist influence with lots of "canonic" entrances.

The chart contains his first ever rhythm section soli which has become a "standard feature" on his subsequent albums. Here is a chance for the rhythm section to shine in slightly virtuoso lines with a hint of humour. There are also some quite developed and unusual backgrounds in a minimalist manner. A very fun and creative chart!

”The finest tribute to Wayne Shorter on the market today! 5*****” 


Brent Black, Criticaljazz.com

”Mats Holmquist is one of the jazz world’s finest composers and arrangers.”
Ric Bang - JazzScan

Instrumentation

Big Band (5/5/4/4)


Additional Info

Solo Soprano (D. Liebman) and opt. solo parts for trpt./flghn., alto, tenor and trombone.