Antonio Carlos Jobim
Jock McKenzie
£ 20.00 

Wave is the first track on Antonio Carlos Jobim’s third and most successful album of the same name.

  • Bite-Size Brass Band
  • 3 Cornets
  • 1 Flugel
  • 1 Tenor Horn
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit
  • 1 Vibraphone (Optional)




Wave, also known as ‘Vou te Contar’ in Portuguese, is the first track on Antonio Carlos Jobim’s third and most successful album of the same name. It was recorded in 1967 as an instrumental number but in 1970, English lyrics were added for Frank Sinatra to sing and record it. Along with Frank Sinatra this beautiful laid back Bossa Nova has been covered and recorded by none other than Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme but the inspiration for this fine arrangement comes from a version done for Buddy Rich and his Big Band which was played by the great Los Angeles Bass Trombonist Bill Reichenbach.

Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist and guitarist best known for writing one of the most recorded tunes ever written, ‘The Girl from Ipanema’. He wrote most of the songs on the 2 Getz/Gilberto albums of the early sixties, the first of which is still one of the best selling Jazz recordings of all time. He was awarded a Grammys Lifetime Achievement Award and is the creative and driving force behind the Bossa Nova style. Jobim has left behind a legacy of Jazz and Pop songs so well crafted that it surely puts him in the running as one of the most important songwriters of the 20th century.

This arrangement is great vehicle for either the Bass Trombone or the Euphonium.

"The more I listen to this album the more I find to enjoy and the more impressed I am. The wealth of talent on display in terms of composing, performing, recording and producing is fantastic"

Kevin Morgan
The British Trombone Society

“One of the finest brass ensemble recordings that has ever come my way.”

Rodney Newton
Composer, arranger and music journalist

"WOW !!!!! all of you should be locked up !!!! What great stuff - the compositions/arrangements, the playing (OUTRAGEOUS !!! ), everything is simply fantastic. (actually - i couldn't have expected anything less ! ) Many, many thanks to you and all for your superb contributions. yet again, you've managed to raise the bar! (an inch or two is ok but a few yards is really unfair !!!!!!!!!! )"

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

“Stunning playing all round and a perfect 'snapshot' of the incredibly high standards of performance in brass playing in London today."

Peter Bassano
Head of Brass Royal College of Music (retired)

“Many recordings over the last few decades have demonstrated the superb quality of British brass playing; 'Under the Spell of Spain' will rightfully take its place among them.”

Paul Sarcich

“The end result, is a resounding success. This is not a commercial CD, this is education, passion and self belief written in the sleeve notes”

Richard Walker
British Trombone Society

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