Tico-Tico no fubá is an old favourite tune of mine – I learnt it when I was studying music at University and even performed it in my final performance exam nearly 10 years ago. I had always associated it with acoustic guitar but it’s great fun on electric, and it proved the perfect opportunity to use the ‘modern humbucker’ setting on my Fishman Fluence neck pickup – probably the one I use least, but super smooth for this Latin jazz vibe.
See below for the YouTube video (and a clip of the final uni exam!), and see below that for the backing track if you would like to play along yourself.
Thanks to Dan Rogers (www.danrogers.co.uk) for playing bass on the track (and in that uni exam!).