Milo's Other Samba – Gary McFarland

A catchy samba with a festive attitude. Our lead sheet is mostly based on Clark Terry and Bob Brookmeyer's quintet version, but with the intro from Gary McFarland's big band arrangement.

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...

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