This Brazilian favorite from the 1960s has been recorded by a variety of artists including composer Edu Lobo, Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendez, and Woody Herman. The appealing style lends itself here to a
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This calypso flavored composition from Sonny Rollins may not be as well-known as his St. Thomas, however Duke of Iron is a distinctive and marvelous tune in its own right.
This chart has a long-lined melody contrasting with a Latin style accompanying figure and a specific and detailed drum part as created by Art Blakey. Then there is a contrasting second chorus ensemble
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
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
Here's a big Latin production number in the mold of such classics as Granada, Malaga, and of course, the very popular Malaguena. All the familiar ingredients are here for a powerful
Un dia en Savannah (A Day in Savannah) is a Latin jazz style song. Up tempo and energetic. It features the sax section with a harmonized solo section. The trumpets accent important parts during the
A Tempo Di Salsa (Salsa Groove Tempo), is an energetic salsa/Latin jazz groove with rich harmonies and syncopated rhythms. The tempo moves a little faster than normal pieces and the lead trumpet
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
With a street party atmosphere, here's a high-energy Latin chart that fuses Tito Puente with Arturo Sandoval and the modern writing of Gordon Goodwin. After the rhythm section sets up a
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
Originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Afrique, Kilimanjaro is a mesmerizing, easy-feeling Latin composition which pulses along with a constant tumbao bass groove and
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
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
The beautiful ballad beginning and ending in this Alan Baylock original will bring tears to your eyes. The chart then moves to an exciting samba around 110 bpm for the half note with occasional
Gibraltar is a Freddie Hubbard jazz standard recorded by many jazz giants. It's a very hip samba that cooks at around 180 bpm with written-out solos provided for
This arrangement of the classic Luiz Bonfa samba is played at around 208 bpm. It's bright, happy, upbeat, and festive throughout, with the initial melody stated by alto 1 and trumpet 2 with solo chord
Recorded in the mid-1950s and also known as Trane's Blues, this jazz classic is credited to Miles Davis but reportedly was penned by John Coltrane. Regardless, Michael Mossman's refreshing version
From Dizzy Gillespie's Afro-Cuban stylistic period, here is his delightfully infectious Fiesta Mojo set in a bouncy medium samba groove. A small group (including optional flute) starts things off,
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
Here's another great arrangement of one of Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays' biggest hits. Originally recorded on their album Letter From Home, Beat 70 is an exciting up-tempo Latin/fusion chart that
Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination, and inspired by Oliver Nelson, Bob Curnow's adaptation of Introduction to a Samba features an alto saxophone and trumpet
This bright Latin/samba chart features the full ensemble getting off to a high-energy start, then the alto sax and trumpet take over to present the melody. The trombone section jumps in for the bridge
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