Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Edited by Claus Ogerman, Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof. Arranged by Claus Ogerman. For jazz studio ensemble. Bossa Nova. Medium. Score and parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-8666).
Antonio Carlos Jobim is considered one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century. He is a national hero in Brazil, where an airport and streets are named for him. His influence in the jazz world is overwhelming, and new recordings of his songs continue to increase in each passing year. By the early 1960s, Jobim’s songs were being played and recorded by Herbie Mann and Stan Getz. In 1964, Jobim’s new song, “The Girl from Ipanema,” with a vocal by Gilberto’s wife Astrud, became an international sensation, and Jobim was soon making albums in the United States with arrangements by Nelson Riddle and Claus Ogerman. Other notable Jobim songs include “Wave,” “How Insensitive,” and “Meditation.” Jobim made ten solo albums, and also recorded with Frank Sinatra and the equally legendary Elis Regina.
Ogerman was born in Ratibor, Upper Silesia, and was first known for his piano abilities. He wrote for the Kurt Edelhagen and Max Greger bands, and made many vocal records under the name “Tom Collins.” He moved to New York in 1959, and soon became a very busy free-lance arranger. Producer Creed Taylor hired him to arrange various jazz projects for Verve Records, and the artists included Bill Evans, Wes Montgomery, Kai Winding and Cal Tjader. He later arranged for George Benson at Warner Bros. Extremely prolific, it may never be determined exactly how many recordings he has made.
This arrangement of Wave was written by Claus Ogerman and recorded on the 1967 album Wave. Featured is piano accompanied by 3 flutes, trombone, guitar, bass, drums, and strings. An optional synth part has been included so that this may be played without strings.