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Bananas (Rob Catlender)  - big band arrangement


No jazz without the blues. I wrote this jazz-blues in1984 and I combined two different blues schemes, a common scheme and a ‘Parker-blues’. There is lots of space for improvisation, starting with guitar or piano, then for tenor saxophone and for trumpet. In the middle is the Parker blues where both the saxophone - and brass section play a ‘special’ in a close-voicing.  Then the tutti starts with drum fills towards the end.

Level: intermediate/advanced.


The Atlantico Big Band in Bogotá - Colombia directed by Guillermo Garbó play it like in the YouTube example.


















Bananas