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    SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ REAL BOOK VOL.1 "JIKA"
    JZZ_51
    Lead sheets with chords (treble cleff)
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A new publication, first of its kind, containing 116 lead sheets with melody and chords, of tunes by South African Jazz composers from the 1940's to the present. More info at South African Jazz Real Book
 
South African Jazz: SHEETMUSIC: ARRANGEMENTS
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    RIO DE HUESOS
    JZZ_36
    Big Band
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An up-tempo salsa big band barn-stormer, with 2-3 clave rhythm, featuring piano & trumpet soloists, and ideal for an extended drums & percussion break. Featured on the Hanepoot Big Band CD 'Salt & Vinegar'.
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    WAITING FOR PHOEBE
    JZZ_6
    Big Band
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A infectious Goema ballad, over a mellow grooving version of the famous Cape Town beat. Douglas Armstrong is a composer of note, producing regular additions to the repertoire of the Hanepoot Big Band. This is the opening number on their debut CD. Tbn, Tpt, Pno solos.
 
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    BLUE PRINTS
    JZZ_35
    Big Band
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A beautiful fat and mellow Mingus-kind-of medium blues by Cape Town's top big band composer/arranger the legendary Merton Barrow, with fat voicings for all sections of the big-band featuring tenor, alto, trumpet, bass, guitar & piano solos, and lots of room to showcase drums as well. Not a hard piece to play, but one that time can be spent on achieving precise phrasing & dynamics showcasing the full big band sound.
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    LANGERY
    JZZ_33
    Big Band
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Another very popular tune, goes down extremely well with audiences -- uppish-tempo Goema in G Major from this respected Cape Jazz composer, which once it gets going seems to be over much to quickly. Lead voice scored for 1st Alto/Tpt/Tbn but could really be played by anybody, originally a guitar line (in E). Solos open, with soli sections in brass & saxes. Intermediary level, not technically difficult at all, but timing a bit tricky at tempo. "Langery" means "long row" and refers to a row of similar houses in the street where Errol Dyers lives. Errol is credited together with Robbie Jansen and Basil Coetzee with bringing the cape carnival or 'goema' sound of the street bands into the mainstream of Cape Jazz during the 'struggle' years when a lot of musicians went into exile, and it was left to the mainstays to develop the music at home.
 
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    STYWEPAP & BREDIE
    JZZ_32
    Big Band
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Very popular marabi-swing style groover. Henepoot & the Biggish Band opened their set with this tune for several years. Introduciton features 2 or 4 lead voices (2 saxes, 1tpt, 1 tbn) acapella against background stabs, into a sexy marabi riff featuring 4 saxes in 2-part harmony, joined by 1 tpt & 1 tbn for the bridge. Scored with tenor sax & trumpet solos. Recorded by Hanepoot & the Biggish Band
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    ALL STATIONS
    JZZ_48
    Big Band
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    JACKPOT
    JZZ_43
    Big Band
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A gentle marabi gem by the master of this genre. Some controversy arose over this tune composed & recorded by Zakes Nkosi in 1960. In 1974 Dollar Brand recorded his very popular 'Manenberg' with Basil Coetzee, after returning from overseas and spending time in Johannesburg among the local black jazz musicians. Some musicians were convinced that Brand's Manenberg is just a slowed down version of Jackpot, and indeed the theme is very similar. This arrangement is based on the original 1960 recording, ideally performed with a sedate groove more like that of the original Manenberg recording, however this is up to the rhythm section to decide. Could be performed entirely 'straight' or, like often is the case with marabi, with the horns swinging ever so slightly over a straight groove.
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    LEFTY'S BOOGIE
    JZZ_49
    Big Band
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    MBABANE
    JZZ_47
    Big Band
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    NONTO SANGOMA
    JZZ_8
    Big Band
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The first tune ever written by Zakes Nkosi, recorded by the Ntemi Piliso and the African Jazz Pioneers, this new big band arrangement regularly performed by Hanepoot & the Biggish Band -- a more up-tempo number, and crowd favorite. Open solo sections with backing.
 
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    TEN TEN SPECIAL
    JZZ_4
    Big Band
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Originally recorded in the 60's by Zakes Nkosi & his 'City Jazz Nine', and again 20 years later by the 12-piece African Jazz Pioneers, this full big band arrangement is regularly performed by the Hanepoot Big Band -- it is an absolute classic by one of the great composers of Marabi music. Medium tempo straight groove, 1 lead horn solo, and space for 2 bar instrumental solo breaks passed around the band.
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    MRA
    JZZ_34
    Big Band
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Written for Christopher Columbus 'Mra' Ngcukana, father of some of Cape Town's jazz stalwarts, Ezra and Duke, this is a 'war song' or 'mzabalazo', some say it contains some of Mra's own riffs. This arrangement is basically a more structured version (and then for full bigband) of the one recorded by Chris McGregor's 'Brotherhood of Breath' on the live album 'Travelling Somewhere'. Featured on that recording are some of the original Blue Notes who went into exile with McGregor in the early 1960's including Pukwana on alto sax, Mongezi Feza on trumpet and Louis Moholo on drums. 'Mra' is short for the South Africanism 'My Bra' which in turn is a hip version of 'My Brother'.
 
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    NTYILO NTYILO
    JZZ_37
    Big Band
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'Ntyilo Ntyilo' (Xhosa: Little Bird) is a true South African classic, one a small group of 'evergreens' that any local artist with jazz pretensions must include in their repertoire. It was written by Alan Silinga expressly for Miriam Makeba who first recorded it with the Manhattan Brothers in 1954. Miriam's solo rendition on her first American album in 1960 put it on the world map and since that time many other versions have been cut by artists as diverse as Hugh Masekela, Pharoah Sanders and on this CD, Dolly Rathebe. As for the song's meaning, composer Silinga can only say that it is about a bird singing sweetly and inviting the listener to "that happier place" called heaven.

This arrangement by Prof. Mike Campbell, head of jazz at University of Cape Town.