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
A tour-de-force for advanced groups, this 2015 Grammy-nominated arrangement is the original Stephen Foster waltz refitted as a medium-bright samba in 4/4 time. Featuring a smooth and lyrical melody over a
As the title implies, this Michael Mossman original captures a Bolivian style utilizing various layers of sound and shifting moods. Trombones are featured at first, but every section of the ensemble gets a
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 jazz fusion classic by Chick Corea was recorded by Stan Getz in 1972 and also by Chick Corea with his group Return to Forever on the landmark album Light as a Feather. In this exciting version for
Nobody does cha-cha like Michael Mossman. This inventive original features a smooth harmonic structure and a nice blend of innovative melodies with carefully crafted accompaniment figures. The solo
This exciting Afro-Cuban composition is the opening cut from the 1993 album 944 Columbus, the final recoding by Mario Bauza, one of the most influential figures in the development of Latin jazz. The title
"Danza de Mariposa" is C3 Compositions most popular and most frequently performed chart. This chart has been featured by five Dallas Area Big Bands including the Rebel Alliance Jazz Ensemble and the
Commissioned by the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, this Eric Richards chart shines new light on the beauty and depth of this classic Beatles hit. An up-tempo Brazilian groove gives way to hints of samba and
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Commissioned by the South Carolina Band Director's Association, Finya Wulo (or Mende Funeral Song), is written using a distinctive 12/8 "bembe" feel in a moderate tempo. The scoring utilizes a
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Latin music should be a part of every jazz group's repertoire. You'll enjoy the fire and rhythmic emphasis of this chart, as well as the harmonic and melodic richness. With the half note equaling 108
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Wesley / Mendelssohn) for Instrumental Quartet and Quintet is essentially Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for Clarinet Quartet by Kenneth Abeling is essentially
Gordon Goodwin writes Latin charts like no one else! A Latin songo groove, this chart has auxiliary percussion, soprano lead with optional alto 1 part and a hip piano montuno. The lead trumpet range is to
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