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Meninas

I had some unexpected free time last week, so I decided to tackle a song that sneaks into my thoughts from time to time.

Egberto Gismonti is a prolific and versatile composer.  A look through his extensive discography finds him playing rock, jazz, folk, chamber music and more.  His 1991 album Infância is a collection of mellifluous pieces for cello, guitars (or piano) and bass.  The music is sometimes somber, sometimes joyous, and always has a rhythmic flair that is distinctly Brazilian.

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Zone

Zone

Zone Score

I thought I’d start the new year with a song by Ryan Keberle, trombonist and leader of the group Catharsis.  This chart is based on their live performance on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concerts” series, a cool platform for bands to play stripped-down, acoustic versions of their songs.  The version on their album In the Zone has more improvisation, especially at the fermata before the trumpet takes the melody.

As a bit of an experiment, I notated the score in 18/8.  This way I don’t have to write a 6/4 chart filled with triplets.