Originally written for, and recorded by, James Watson and the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, this energetic, Latin-flavoured arrangement has long been popular with players and audiences around the world. In this version the trumpet part is identical to the ensemble version, and the piano accompaniment retains the excitement and flavour of the original.
"...This arrangement is as we expect from this master of brass arranging. It is a piece that requires a good technique, but is a wonderfully exciting concert piece for a grade 7/8 pupil."
Reviewed ´Music Teacher´
"...With this arrangement, John Iveson provided a crafty adaptation of a famous tune by a legendary Brazilian clarinettist. The piece was originally titled ´Tico-Tico no Fubá´, and it depicts a bird named Tico-Tico flying around and eating someone´s cornmeal. This publication is actually a reduction of a version for solo trumpet and brass nonet re-released on ´Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Greatest Hits´ (Decca 289 467 746-2). The original version and a brass band edition are also available from Brass Wind Publications.
As one would expect, performance of the adaptation for trumpet requires nimble technique, particularly in this setting in D-flat major. Both the solo lines and the accompaniment require a Latin style and need to be played freely, with more attention to intensity and feel than exact metric placement....this arrangement serves as a virtuosic showpiece or effective encore, and both versions with piano and brass nonet are highly recommended."