This is one of the first latinjazz composition ever recorded. The first performance was in 1936. The melody was written by Duke Ellington's tromboneplayer Juan Tizol and Ellington worked out the rest. It has been played since by hundreds of musicians, is recently performed in the film Whiplash, but I think guitarist Wes Montgomery won the contest.  

This arrangement features the guitar, I did a sort of transcription of Montgomey's version and added a bit of myself. Here is the Wes Montgomery version.

Level: intermediate/advanced


(Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington)