Jam to Perdido (Latin style)
Perdido is one of the most common tunes called at jam sessions. It is a fairly simple tune of the AABA form. In this case, the three "A" sections and 100% identical. The "B" section follows the "Rhythm" changes (the bridge from "I've got Rhythm"). So it is a relatively simple tune to learn.
This song can be played in swing or straight Latin feel, with swing probably being more common. This particular arrangement is in bossa style, so don't play swing 8ths. However, you can impart a 'jazz feel" by emphasizing the offbeats while playing them in straight time. The melody includes triplets, and you can integrate 8th note triplets and quarter note triplets into your improvisation. Don't be surprised if it feels awkward to play this song without swinging the 8ths. That is a good skill to practice.
There is a tag that is commonly played after the last chorus of this song. That tag is included in this arrangement.
Here is the same song form in a swing style. If you find one of these two styles distinctly more comfortable, that means you need to practice the other style more.
Jam to Perdido (Swing style)
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