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Nica’s Dream was composed by Horace Silver. He wrote the piece for Pannonica de Koenigswarter, a supporter and friend to many jazz musicians in the bebop era. It is important to listen to the original recording to check out the arrangement. In addition to its AABA form, it includes an intro, tag between solos, and a coda ending. It is also important to note that the A sections have a latin feel, while the B section is swing.

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Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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