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).
Coltraneâ€™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.