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.