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
Take your young jazz band and its audiences on a Jamaican cruise with this with this easygoing calypso groove chart with a sassy melody. There are no individual solos and it features an easy
Bonga is an evocative, Latin-tinged composition featuring repeated saxophone riffs, plunger brass, and solo space.
As recorded by Cannonball Musical Instruments, this is a brilliant Gordon Goodwin chart written for five saxes (SATTB), plus four rhythm instruments and percussion! This brisk samba at around
Here's the full big-band version of Gordon Goodwin's The Cannonball Run! It's a high-energy Latin/pop cooker that moves along at a pretty good clip, around 240 bpm. The saxophone lead is
This Terry White chart on a relaxed Lou Donaldson bossa nova favorite is just right for young jazzers. Brief written or improvised solos are for trumpet, trombone and alto sax. Played around 136 bpm, it has
Gordon Goodwin presents a funky Latin/pop original targeted at the skilled high school level. As with all Goodwin charts, it's very exciting and drives from beginning to end. It's played around
A great title and great chart! Chili Today, Hot Tamale is set in a samba groove in cut-time at around 90 bpm. It's accessible for a solid easy to medium grade level, there are written
With a sophisticated sound right off the top, this chart features a bossa nova groove at around 128 bpm. But not just any bossa, this one stands out above the rest! It includes superb harmonies, nice
Don't miss this very effective Latin original with an auxiliary percussion part that includes castanets for an authentic tango flavor. The features include a modest tempo of 104 bpm
The beautiful ballad beginning and ending in this Alan Baylock original will bring tears to your eyes. The chart then moves to an exciting samba around 110 bpm for the half note with occasional
Intended to introduce young players to Latin music style, this cheerful and energized composition can help students explore the music of the Caribbean. Solidly scored, and full of spice and sun, the catchy
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