Bonicrates de Muletas

Jacob do Bandolim born Jacob Pick Bittencourt (1918 – 1969) was a Brazilian composer and musician. Born to a Brazilian-Jewish mother and a gentile father in Rio de Janeiro, his stage name means “Mandolin Jacob”, after the instrument he played. In addition to his virtuoso playing, he is famous for his many choro compositions, more than 103 tunes, which range from the lyrical melodies of “Noites Cariocas” (“Carioca Nights”), Receita de Samba and “Dôce de Coco” to the aggressively jazzy “Assanhado“, which is reminiscent of bebop. He also researched and attempted to preserve the older choro tradition, as well as that of other Brazilian music styles.

I transcribed the guitar part of Bonicrates de Muletas and made a backing track for Bb-trumpet (a whole tone lower the the original and at a bit slower, the original tempo is 135). Have fun playing along!

You can download the pdf file here and the mp3 here.

Bonicrates de Muletas - TRPT in Bb


This is the original track, if you want to playalong you can download the score in G (for Bb trumpet) or play the F-score on C-trumpet.