Ponta de Areia

I played this song on a gig recently, but the lead sheet the bandleader gave me had only the melody and a few wrong chords.  The drummer and I had to improvise our own accompaniment based on dim memories of Wayne Shorter’s version on Native Dancer.  Milton Nascimento’s lovely melody has been stuck in my head since then, so I spent some time getting to know it better.  This chart also leaves some things out (e.g. the acoustic piano part), but it gives a better idea what the band is doing.

Ponta de Areia


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