Two for the Road by Henry Mancini. Arranged by Mike Lewis. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Band Series. Grade 3. Conductor Score & Parts. 88 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.JEM01015).
One of Henry Mancini's finest creations makes for a superb bossa nova. Two for the Road is a brilliant composition with all the typical Mancini harmonic twists and turns, but still very playable for every high school jazz band. Arranger Mike Lewis has spotlighted the alto sax and trumpet with harmon mute for solos, but all the sections get a chance to handle this melody. Program this as your change of pace tune for a successful program. You'll love both this tune and this chart!