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
Appropriately named, The Smooth Zone features a Latin feel that moves between an open groove and a straight-ahead Bossa, giving the rhythm section some varied but still accessible feels.
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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
From the Jazz Starter Series comes this fun introduction to the Latin style for young players. The basic mambo rhythms are easy and additional highlights include written solos or duets for trumpets or alto
Victor Lopez gives us a fun tour of the Caribbean islands with Nanigo! It's a powerful and exciting chart that will provide your jazz band and its audiences with the opportunity to
Here's a smooth and laid-back samba that's played with the half-note equaling 96 bpm. In addition to ensemble tutti and sectional soli sections it features an ad lib alto saxophone solo. Along
This moderate Latin/funk chart will be a real crowd pleaser with its accessible tempo and ensemble highlights along with a written solo for trumpet. Optional parts for expanded instrumentations include
Alright, alright, here's your joyous and happy Latin chart for any performance setting! The calypso groove is easy to play, the brass ranges are very accessible, the tempo is around 142 bpm, written
Scott Ragsdale puts this iconic tune through the paces as a hot samba played around 190-200 bpm! The trombones take over and grab the melody right off the top and are featured throughout with
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
Victor Lopez creatively sets Jobim's great samba with an alternating and brief swing feel. The tempo is around 158 bpm, and it's tasty with some clever quotes you'll recognize. There's also a
You may think this very clever chart is all swing, but it begins as Latin then alternates with a swing feel. The tempo is bright at around 190-200 bpm with suggested solos for trumpet and tenor sax, a
Take Five in 4/4 and not 5/4, you say? Yes, and it works just fine in this clever chart on a super classic everyone will recognize. The bossa nova tempo is around 130 bpm and
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.
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
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 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
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
Song for Silver is a Latin/rock original that provides a great opportunity to introduce young players to jazz legend Horace Silver. It's based on the chord changes to Song for My
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
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,
Jobim's timeless bossa nova is set here in a very fine arrangement for young jazz players. The smooth melodies and Latin flavor help make this appealing to players and audiences alike. The melody is
Heating up the north woods, Minnesalsa is in a very authentic yet playable salsa groove. It's harmonically interesting, tuneful and includes clearly notated rhythm section parts that help students
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