AfricaPaich & Porcaro/arr. Ralph Ford - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
Here's a wonderful take on the group Toto's classic rock tune from the '80s. It's solidly scored throughout and sounds amazingly like the original while remaining accessible for developing jazz bands. With nice dynamic contrasts, an uncomplicated melodic line, and a medium rock groove, this chart is one that younger players can really dig into, yet it will sound mature when performed by a more advanced group. More features include: half-note tempo of 90 bpm; written or ad lib solos for alto sax 1 and trombone 1; trumpet 1 range to written G on top of the staff; and optional parts for flute, clarinet and vibes. Great tune, fine chart!