SEEKINGBass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Saxophone, Piano, Trombone, Upright bass.
I am guitar player/arranger/composer that is currently forming a new Jazz, Latin & Brazilian Jazz, Funk Arrangements Workshop. I am looking for Intermediate/Advanced musicians who can sight read, improvise and have experience playing in a written music setting. I need musicians for the following instruments:
piano, bass, drums, 2 trumpets, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone.
Unlike many other pay-to play ensembles, the repertoire of this workshop is unique and will challenge musicians across a variety of musical styles. In addition, the cost is low ($20 per session) and required to cover rehearsal related expenses.
My reason for creating this workshop is to provide a forum for me and other like-minded musicians to play a unique, diversified repertoire that would inspire and challenge all participants. The music had to be unique and distinctive enough to compel musicians to put in the time and effort to professionally execute and interpret this challenging material.
- Screen name:
- Jazz Latin Jazz Funk Workshop
- Member since:
- Dec 28 2018
- Active within 1 month
- Level of commitment:
- Very Committed
- Years together:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- 41 years
The arrangements we will play in the workshop will be across a variety of styles including Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Latin Jazz, and Funk. I currently have transcribed arrangements for music from Roy Hargrove, Bobby Paunetto, Mongo Santamaría, Cal Tjader, Tower of Power and Cold Blood as well as some of my original tunes. I have attached under the tab "Music" several of the original recorded versions of the tunes I have arranged as well as 5 mp3s of my original material.
Members Of Band
I have recruited a couple of musicians from my current musical network that are interested in participating. However, I am looking for additional musicians for all listed instruments.
I will be booking a rehearsal studio probably in NYC, the Bronx or lower Westchester County depending on where the participating musicians live.
Mediterraneo Year: 1977 Album: Commit to Memory by Bobby Paunetto Genre: World
Many of the tunes in my workshop were written and arranged by Bobby Paunetto. This is from his album "Commit to Memory".
Sofrito Year: 1972 Album: Up from the Roots-Mongo Santamaria Genre: Latin
Composed by Neal Creque.
Valdez in the Country
Valdez in the Country Year: 1972 Album: First Taste of Sin-Cold Blood Genre: Funk
Composed and arranged by Donny Hathaway, RIP.
Cuidado Year: 1967 Album: El Pussy Cat-Mongo Santamaria Genre: Latin
Composed by the great trumpet player and arranger Marty Sheller.
Heavy On Dee Bacon
Heavy On Dee Bacon Year: 1975 Album: Paunetto's Point-Bobby Paunetto Genre: Latin
Composed and arranged by Bobby Paunetto.
A Hybrid Situation
A Hybrid Situation Year: 1975 Album: Paunetto's Point-Bobby Paunetto Genre: Latin
Composed and arranged by Bobby Paunetto.
Sognord Year: 1975 Album: Paunetto's Point-Bobby Paunetto Genre: Latin
Composed and arranged by Todd Anderson.
Roy Allan Year: 2009 Album: Emergence-Roy Hargrove Genre: Jazz
This is a big band arrangement written by Roy Hargrove that I condensed for 5 horns.
Teminha Pra Bebe
Teminha Pra Bebe Year: 1972 Album: Fuego-Mongo Santamaria Genre: Latin
Composed by the trumpeter Claudio Roditi.
After Hours Year: 2019 Album: After Hours Genre: Funk
This is a tune from Tower of Power's latest album.
Insight Year: 1989 Album: Compact Jazz Genre: Latin
I have arranged this tune for a nonet.
Composer in Public
Composer in Public Year: 1998 Album: Composer in Public Genre: Latin
I arranged this tune originally written for strings for 5 horns and a rhythm section.
Coral Year: 1976 Album: Commit to Memory Genre: Jazz
Coral, written by Keith Jarrett and arranged by the trombonist, Ed Byrne.
I have reengineered the big band arrangement of this tune for a nonet. Rumba Urbana was composed and arranged by the accomplished pianist Oscar Hernandez.
On Purpose Genre: Jazz
This tune is composed and arranged by Carlos E. Pozo, Jr.. It is the Sibelius export as an mp3. Please note that there is a great deal of repetition because many sections are backgrounds for solos. Copyright 1978.
University of Harlem @138 Street Nonet
University of Harlem @138 Street Nonet Year: 1978 Genre: Jazz
This is one of my originals. Please note that there are sections with a great deal of repetition that are the background for various soloists. Arranged and Composed by Carlos E. Pozo, Jr. Copyright 1978
University Of Harlem @138th Street Big Band
University Of Harlem @138th Street Big Band Genre: Jazz
This is my big band version of this tune. Arranged and Composed by Carlos E. Pozo, Jr. Copyright 1978.
When Dreams Come True
When Dreams Come True Year: 2017 Genre: Jazz
Written and arranged by Carlos E. Pozo, Jr.. Copyright 2017.
Epiphany Year: 1978
Composed and arranged by Carlos E. Pozo, Jr.