As the title suggests, this is a beautiful melodic feature for alto sax. In addition to the haunting tune, there are subtle supportive ensemble figures that weave a rich fabric of accompaniment and include
Based on the chord changes for Autumn Leaves, this easy-going samba puts a new spin on the classic jazz standard. After the melody is presented, an ensemble montuna section follows where the figure
This is a great introduction to the inner workings of the jazz idiom. A simple melodic line is developed throughout this combo chart, allowing soloists to communicate with each other and their audience.
This is a challenging samba for the more advanced jazz ensemble. From the beginning, you will engage your audience with the Latin groove and writing for winds. There are solos for alto, tenor, trumpet, and
As performed by Kris Berg & The Metroplexity Big Band from This Time/Last Year featuring Wayne Bergeron on an aggressive, high-energy Afro-Cuban romp! This chart grabs your attention from the very
This tune is written in the style of a cha-cha. It has an open solo section to give all of your students an opportunity for improvisation along with some great ensemble playing. The piece builds into an
Here is a take on one of the Pat Methany Group's most popular tunes. This arrangement features solos by tenor saxophone, guitar, and trumpet. It takes some mature soloists to sustain the improvisations.
Here is a wonderful, swinging samba featuring tenor sax and trombone - it's a great, refreshing take on the big band samba. Moderate ranges for all makes this a very accessible chart for most bands. Your
You will find this Stan Kenton Orchestra piece a lot easier and fun to play thanks to this new edition of the chart. The instrumentation has been changed to standard big band, and the demands for extreme
Recorded on The New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra in 1963, this is the original version of the chart (instrumentation: four saxophones, four trumpets, two trombones, piano, bass, and drums)
Recorded on the The New Sound of Maynard Ferguson and his Orchestra in 1963, this edited version incorporates Maynard's super-high lines into the chart so that there are no superhuman concerns in that
A fun and exciting chart in a mambo style! Featuring a duet of alto and trumpet throughout, there is some interesting ensemble work and some solo space for drums. This syncopated tune will make toes tap and
This upbeat Latin chart delivers an exciting twist on the classic tune I'm Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover. There are solos provided for alto sax and trumpet. This chart is very approachable and
This chart features an inventive Latin take on Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, second movement. The chart opens with eloquent sax and brass chorales stating Beethoven's original themes before starting the
Rafael Mendez's trumpet extravaganza gets the Stan Kenton treatment in a romping Latin epic. This will give your trumpet section an opportunity to shine while featuring your lead player. There's an alto
The title of this tune is a thinly disguised suggestion of the Jobim composition that is everyone's favorite Bossa Nova. There is a solo section for alto and trumpet with written solos or chord changes for
This original Brazilian samba captures the authenticity of the style and brings to life the drive and excitement of the culture from which it originates. The title is Portuguese for "In the Next Life." This
The smart phone has revolutionized communications - and this chart does the same for big-band performance. The solo section allows players to explore the art of improvisation in complete freedom,
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A carnival is a raucous celebration, and this infectious Latin chart will make everyone want to get up and dance! Great melody, great groove, great fun. With flexible scoring, this chart will be accessible
El Tigre is composed in the songo style, which is frequently heard in salsa music. Syncopated figures are carefully notated in the rhythm parts to ensure authenticity and to support the horn lines.
This chart is a burning, high-energy samba that will bring the house down at festivals and concerts. The excitement makes it perfect as an opener or closer. Solo space is provided for alto sax, tenor sax,
Based on the chord changes to Flamingo, this medium-tempo samba features easy-to-play rhythms, an open solo section, and plenty of unison melodies. The open solo section features any soloist, with
This Freddie Hubbard jazz standard is typically a jazz waltz, but this superb chart has a very hip Latin partido feel in 4/4. The tempo is half note around 77 bpm with solo opportunities for tenor 1 and
This Benny Golson standard is creative in its treatment here as a Latin cha-cha played at around 152 bpm. The Cool One features expansive and brilliant ensemble writing as well as written or
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