Patriotic music for jazz bands is always welcome! This setting begins appropriately at a reverently slow tempo around 60 bpm, with the trumpets carrying the melody followed by a piano interlude. The
Here's a Wes Montgomery bossa/rock tune that grooves along at around 145 bpm with the melody line played by tenor 1 and trumpet 2. With very playable ensemble sections and hits,
Join the street parade! This chart is is a relentless and driving groove in a fun Cajun jazz style. The horns holler and shout back and forth before the alto sax solo takes off. Followed by a funky
From Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart album, this tune is not really a "rhumba," but rather an extremely energetic samba. This chart features dynamic and challenging passages for the entire ensemble and also
Emulating the music of jazz greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, this funky Latin original with a 3:2 clave groove features a trumpet section soli, a written or ad lib trumpet solo, and a roaring ensemble
Master composer Patrick Williams has created a superior chart in every way with Aurora. It is a roaring samba at 120 bpm with optional horns in F, full instrumentation, two auxiliary
The Gigi Gryce composition, Basheer's Dream, is from the Kenny Dorham album Afro/Cuban, recorded in 1955. This medium-up Afro/Cuban chart features tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, trumpet,
Here's another great arrangement of one of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays' biggest hits. Originally recorded on their album Letter From Home, Beat 70 is an exciting up-tempo Latin/fusion chart that
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