Naima composed by John Coltrane. Arranged by Craig Skeffington. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble; Part(s); Score. Jazz Band Series. Jazz. Grade 3. 116 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33355).
Coltrane’s favorite and played by jazz musicians everywhere, this sweet bossa chart is magical. It opens with alto 1 on the written melody, then the sax section, followed by the brass taking the bridge section. Features include a very nice written tenor solo, lead trumpet range to written B-flat above the staff, and the usual optional parts. Perfect for any performance.
"The classic ballad receives a bossa nova treatment in this terrific arrangement ... Dynamic contrast and a confident drummer will make this tune exciting."
- The Instrumentalist.