The Monster and the Flower



Publisher: Darmon Meader
Year of publication: 2008
Voicing: Big Band (5/4/4)
Duration: 6:00
Level: V

This is a big band instrumental arrangement of the Claudio Roditi/Ricardo Silveira samba, and is featured on my solo CD “And So Am I.” Inspired by both the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet of the mid 80’s (featuring Claudio) and by the Bob Mintzer Big Band, this arrangement is quite challenging but a lot of fun. Lead trumpet tops out at concert Eb5.

Note: An earlier version of this arrangement has been available through UNC Jazz Press. I updated the arrangement in 2006.

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