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
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
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
Composed in the mid 1950s, Bim-Bom is considered the very first bossa nova! Notably recorded by artists such as Sergio Mendez, Astrud Gilberto, and Stan Getz, this version of this familiar classic
This laid-back bossa nova features a smooth and relaxed feel, nice section exchanges, effective full ensemble passages, and an open solo section with chord changes offered for 1st tenor sax. The
Not your typical bossa nova, this accessible chart at around 156 bpm is a great way to get your band into the Latin style. The featured solos are written or improvised for alto sax and
This Wes Montgomery signature is a very catchy bossa chart set at around 152 bpm. The features include written tenor 1 and trumpet 1 solos, trumpet 1 range to written F-sharp top line, plus a nice sax
Cha Chooi is a modal work based on a funky cha-cha groove and a simple bass pattern. Throuhout there are alternating styles of straight and rhythmic Latin feels contrasted with smooth and
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