UMBIGADA (for Jazz Ensemble)

ISBN: 978-1-5323-7701-3
By: Horne, Derrick


Umbigada: 1. Brazilian term for samba 2. Portuguese for a blow struck with the belly button This is a light samba that grooves into a moderately agrressive exchange between the trombone and trumpets. Featuring the trombone, the piece should be keep at a brisker tempo to preserve its airy samba feel. Originally created for as a trombone feature with brass and rhythm section, saxes have been added to facilitate traditional jazz ensembles. The 4th trombone part adds heft and additional harmonic content to the voicings while contibuting in the bass trombone register. Any unreachable notes can be played up an octave in the absence of a bass trombone. The baritone sax and bass trombone are pivotal to the bite and attack of the piece. They should be encouraged to play confidently. Chord symbols are included in the bass part to allow improvisation. Dynamics should be taken to the extreme to differentiate the moods of the piece. The notated drum part can played as is or as a guide to each section’s overall groove. This is a Low-medium difficulty piece with a lot of dynamics and energy.


Derrick Horne

Derrick Horne’s career as a performer, producer, recording engineer and session musician exceeds three decades and over 600 recordings. His versatility has allowed him to contribute to a wide variety of productions, including pop, R&B and world music to gospel, country and chamber music. As a result, several of his contributions have been nominated for GRAMMY and other awards. Horne completed Masters in both Composition and Theory Pedagogy at Southern Methodist University where he is currently Professor of Practice in Music and director of the Meadows Jazz Orchestra. In 2014 his guitar orchestra piece Quintango won the Austin Classical Guitar Society’s composition contest. In 2017 Color Fusion, his piece for electric guitar and wind ensemble was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Based in Texas, Horne is a member of NARAS and has hundreds of published songs as a songwriter. He is also the author of the book How to Take Your Home Studio Worldwide and runs Yokebreaker Productions, an entertainment services company. He is endorsed by Ernie Ball Strings, Orange Amps, Hammond Organs, Pavel Musical Instruments and Ed Lynch Custom Guitars.