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,
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
It's time for another musical journey through Miami's Little Havana as provided by Jeff Jarvis. This medium-easy level original scored in cha-cha style showcases authentic, yet accessible rhythms and
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
This straight-ahead Bossa passes the melody all around the band and gives everyone interesting lines to play. In addition to an open solo section for the rest of the ensemble, this chart also features some
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From the skilled hands and inventive mind of Rick Stitzel, here is a classy yet easy version of this familiar samba. Every section gets a chance to play the melody at some point, plus there is a solo
A strong and happy Latin groove anywhere from 155 to 180 bpm is the foundation of Cajun Chili Peppers. The chart opens with the drums and the horn sections stating the opening fanfare followed by
Here's a distinctive arrangement for beginning jazz groups on one of Duke Ellington's most recognizable tunes. One of the featured works in the 2014 movie "Whiplash," it combines the styles of Latin and big
Here's a cool Latin chart that sounds like an evening dance party! Everyone gets a chance to play the melody at some point, and all will be talking about this one on the way home from the
With exciting yet accessible rhythms, Danza Para Mi Hija (Dance for My Daughter) is a terrific introduction to Latin music. The melody is passed between reeds and brass and there is even a
At last the origins of the elusive Chili Pepper are revealed at the easy grade level! Set in a driving tempo at about 176 bpm, this exciting chart makes the Chili Pepper spirit accessible to younger
This Stevie Wonder hit from the 1970s features a distinctive Latin/rock groove along with a memorable theme. Paul Murtha does a great job of capturing the flavor of the original in this easy version for
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The Chili Pepper makes its initial appearance at the very easy grade level! As with all charts in the Chili Pepper series, this one has an infectious Latin groove, rhythmic excitement and a strong melody.
Empanada Caliente sizzles from the opening measure with a strong rhythmic groove that is always pushing the ensemble and the open solo section provides flexibility in choice of soloists with the
Originally recorded in 1969, this iconic Latin rock tune composed by Sonny Henry helped boost the success of Santana and has remained a familiar classic ever since. This solid arrangement for younger
This easy-to-play Latin bossa nova has everything written out for the rhythm section and no individual solos. The tempo is around 148 bpm with very accessible brass ranges and plenty of
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