This is a big, spacious 4-bar groove devised by Samba Galez’ Musical Director, Simon Preston.

There is one break, which will be used to swap between the main groove and three selected guest bands who will each insert a short rhythm from their own repertoire.

We will end the performance with a burst of Samba.

Below you can find an audio recording of the groove, plus notation of both the main groove and the break.

Audio Recording



>  Accent
.  Partial on Rim
/  Accent on Rim
x  Accent
m  Mute (hand)
o  Open (beater)
h  High bell
l  Low bell

The Main Groove


The Break