Grade 5 - “Rio Vermelho” is Portuguese for “Colorado River.” This upbeat composition is written in the Frevo style, a fiery rhythm that has its roots in the Carnival celebrations of the Brazilian northeast region. Rio Vermelho features fast-moving melodies typical of this popular style, which contributes to the composition’s fiery and joyful character. The arrangement features several short improvised solos; any musician in the band may be highlighted, with or without backgrounds. This is an exciting chart, great to open or close your concert! Rio Vermelho has been recorded on the album Infância by the Cassio Vianna Jazz Orchestra (8 brass). Trumpet range: D6


Rio Vermelho (for big band)