From Chick Corea's My Spanish Heart album, this tune is not really a "rhumba," but rather an extremely energetic samba. This chart features dynamic and challenging passages for the entire ensemble and also
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
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
Featuring a contemporary-sounding groove utilizing even eighth notes, this familiar standard is given a unique treatment in the skilled hands of Mike Tomaro. A trio of tenor sax, trombone and guitar take
This Latin favorite arranged for small groups features flexible instrumentation options, easy scoring and brief solos written into all the parts. The parts include: Part 1 - Trumpet or Alto Sax; Part 2
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 very easy bossa nova with an infectious melody gives all players exposure within the safety of their sections. Accessible rhythms, notated rhythm parts and written or improvised solos for alto sax 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
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
In a throwback to the jazz-influenced R&B style of the late 1970s, here is a driving samba/funk version of this George Duke hit. Featuring a pair of trombones and tenor saxes at the top, this chart
Composed for Latin jazz master Ray Baretto. this appealing cha-cha is based around a moderate groove and a very melodic theme. The variety in scoring is beautifully blended between showcasing individual
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
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