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
Although originally composed for the 1962 musical No Strings, this Richard Rodgers song has become a familiar standard often recorded by jazz artists. Beautifully arranged here as a solo vehicle for alto
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A relic of the gaslight era, this classic tune by Turner Layton receives a fresh new treatment as a sprightly samba. After the trumpet and saxophone melody statement, the full wind section is featured in a
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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
Written for developing groups, Sofrito is a fun Latin chart featuring a catchy stop-time melodic presentation, written or improvised solos for trumpet 2 and lead alto (with
This is the perfect Latin chart to program in the middle of your set. The features include a captivating melody, ample written or improvised solo sections for trumpet and alto saxophone, and an
You can't help but smile when you play and hear Tonight, We Tango. At around 112 bpm, this tongue-in-cheek chart is tons of fun and has a melody that just won't go away, plus the groove is one that
This small-group chart is based on the big-band chart Mambo over the Mountain, also by Rick Hirsch. The inspiration for this one is based on the great mambos of Spanish Harlem and includes a catchy
This catchy mambo is built almost entirely on the rhythmic figure clapped in the first two bars. Its authentic mambo flavor is a blast to play. After two bars of hand claps, it's winds only, then
A long-stemmed rose may well come in handy for this cheeky tune. Warning: We Tango Tonight, with its sinewy melody, will stick with you long after you play it, and your audiences may request an
Inspired by the music of Brazil, this chart is an upbeat, catchy, medium-tempo samba that's impossible to get out of your head. Written or improvised solos for tenor saxophone and trumpet lead into a vamp
Famously recorded by Louis Armstrong, this chart is set in a moderate cha-cha style for a creative version of a classic melody. Even in this flexible instrumentation, little big band format there is an
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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
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
Arranged in an easy flowing bossa nova style, here is an effective version of this wonderful standard by jazz master Benny Carter. Featuring solid and creative scoring for the entire ensemble,
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
Originally composed by Mark Taylor four decades earlier, Love Beams proves its staying power with a new recording by the Mark Taylor big band. With its easy going bossa nova style and gently
This wonderful and classic ballad recorded by Stevie Wonder is set here as a solo feature for tenor saxophone. Beautifully accompanied by piano only in the beginning, a mellow accompaniment follows with
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
Ciudad de Oro is a Latin/jazz original based on a funky type of timba, a recent Cuban rhythmic style based on a 3:2 clave. It's an exciting composition that includes active parts for all
This fast samba chart for developing groups offers a smooth groove throughout with the half-note equaling 100 bpm, and includes a written or improvised solo for trombone. Additional features
This bossa nova original is a tip of the hat to jazz legend Horace Silver. Based on the chord progression to one of Silver's most famous compositions, Song for My Father, this accessible chart
Salt City Samba is an American/Brazilian samba that is perfect for advancing groups. Similar in style to American/Latin jazz artists Chuck Mangione and Spyro Gyro, this samba original also
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