Balanco No Samba – Gary McFarland

A classic samba written for saxophonist Stan Getz. Two lead sheets are available: in addition to the general lead sheet that stays in concert C, there is one that reflects the modulations of the arrangement on the original recording.

Gary McFarland

October 23, 1933 – November 3, 1971

Gary McFarland, though not a well-known name today, was one of the most important forces in orchestral jazz and bossa nova in the mid-20th century. Critic Gene Lees aptly described him as an "adult prodigy;" his compositions and arrangements were regarded as complex, sensitive, emotional, and sometimes delightfully simple. He was a talented vibraphonist and singer as well. Read more...

3 songs available.