This American popular tune is a "must know" in the standard jazz repertoire. Set here in a smooth samba groove, Mike Tomaro takes full advantage of the six horn format. The solo space is flexible for any
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
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
This is a lovely piece with a texture based on a rhumba rhythm with long melodic lines, a contrasting swing feel pedal figure and an arpeggio figure that caps each phrase in an even eighth-note rhythm.
Erik Sherburne's exciting samba chart is very playable and very melodic. A unique and highly effective a cappella introduction leads to themes that allow the chart to settle into 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
Samba Nova has a breezy samba melody suited for a beach in Rio while melodic counterpoint plays in the sand. Following a funky half-time interlude the trumpet takes the first solo, followed by
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
As written by Gloria Estefan and Kiki Santander, this Latin pop tune was a huge hit for Jennifer Lopez. Here, in the hands of Rich Woolworth, it translates into an extremely awesome jazz band chart.
Clara's Mambo is a song in 'mambo type" style "aq la Perez Prado." Fun and very danceable song. Solo section provided for the brass players mainly in the chord of Bb7, lots of room to improvise.
One Day Soon has a unique harmonic flavor which supports an intensely descriptive form and an almost pop melody and groove. There are many styles included in this chart - a chorale-like
"Tirandote un Beso" (blowing you a kiss), is a powerful cha-cha groove with a lot of energy. The tempo moves nice and easy at 130 bpm and the lead trumpet range stays within A on the staff and A above the
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
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
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
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
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
Exuding a joyful party atmosphere, this fun original includes steel drum and/or vibes adding that special flavor to this cut-time salsa chart. Featured are lots of unison horn lines and mostly block
Not just another Latin chart, Quiero Mas has a relaxed feel, but stays exciting at all times! A Latin/funk style, memorable melodies, and pent-up energy all add up to an inventive chart that
This bossa nova begins like a warm tropical breeze but grows in intensity as it develops. This fine chart includes great writing with two chord solo changes giving developing soloists an
Wannsee is the second movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. This lovely, beautiful, haunting melody features flute and flugelhorn, as they each have the opportunity to state
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