Andy Scott’s Paquito featured in the International Trumpet Guild 40th Anniversary Conference in Columbus, Ohio last month.
The popular work was heard for the first time in a brand new arrangement by Andy for this event. It was premiered by the United States Marine Band Brass Ensemble with international trumpet virtuoso Rex Richardson as soloist in a concert on 28 May.
Paquito pays tribute to the brilliant composer, saxophonist and clarinettist Paquito D'Rivera in a fast salsa based around a two-three clave pulse, featuring a fiery solo. Originally composed for the British Clarinet Ensemble, Paquito now exists in a number of different instrumental versions, available from Astute Music. The piece can be heard on Looping the Loop by the British Clarinet Ensemble and The Bad Tempered Flute, played by Andy Findon and Lauren Scott.
Renowned international trumpeter Rex Richardson tours throughout the year as a clinician, recitalist and soloist with orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands and brass bands. The International Trumpet Guild Conference is the leading annual event in the trumpet calendar. Celebrating it’s 40th birthday, the conference took place from 26 to 30 May at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.
Paquito is published by Astute Music
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