El Congo Valiente (Valiant Congo). Composed by Johnny Richards. Arranged by Johnny Richards. For jazz ensemble (4-5-5-4 with 2 horns and 6 percussion). The Stan Kenton Orchestra Library Series. Concert Latin. Grade 6. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-679).
The 2nd movement of Richards' amazing Cuban Fire Suite. This movement roars from the top. A great melody with chances to feature alto sax, trumpet, tenor sax and trombone solos. The original score of Richards' was the source for this and all the movements of this suite. Full score and parts for the original instrumentation of 4-5-5-4 plus 2 horn parts and 6 percussion parts. This really is a marvelous chart! Recorded on the Cuban Fire CD.