The Henrique Gomide Big Band proposes the use of rhythmical elements from the  Sacred Music of Candombl√© (Afro Brazilian Religion) as primal material for his compositions, inspired by Brazilian composers like Moacir Santos and Letieres Leite, pioneers in using Candombl√© drumming patterns in Big Band arrangements. Gomide makes use of refined orchestration techniques, as of composers like Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Maria Schneider and Gil Evans.