Manteca composed by Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993), Walter Gil Fuller, and Luciano Pozo Gonzales. Arranged by Michael Sweeney. For Jazz Ensemble (Score & Parts). Easy Jazz Ensemble Series. Grade 2. Score and parts. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.7011425).
One of the classic examples of the Afro-Cuban style in jazz, “Manteca” endures as a true standard. Available here in a version playable by young bands, Michael Sweeney carefully simplifies the complexities of the tune while still maintaining the rhythmic drive and energetic style of the original. (Includes full performance CD).