Manteca by The Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof and Rob Duboff. Arranged by Gil Fuller. For big band (2 Alto Saxophones, 2 Tenor Saxophones, Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Conga). Latin. Medium. Score and parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-8696).
This famous arrangement was written by Gil Fuller and recorded at one of the last sessions Dizzy Gillespie made for RCA Victor in 1947, before another recording ban took place during most of 1948. Manteca was co-written by Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo in 1947 and became one of the first examples of Afro-Cuban influences being incorporated into jazz. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trombones instead of 4. We have recreated the 4th trombone part.