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
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
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
As recorded by Cannonball Musical Instruments, this is a brilliant Gordon Goodwin chart written for five saxes (SATTB), plus four rhythm instruments and percussion! This brisk samba at around
Recently featured in the motion picture "Whiplash," this barnburner by outstanding arranger John Wasson is pure Latin fire from start to finish! This chart will have your students begging to practice.
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 beautiful bossa/ballad features flugelhorn and was recorded on the Fun Time CD. The rhythm is in a bossa nova style with some beautiful ensemble orchestration and interesting chord changes. Highly
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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
Commissioned as part of a project to recognize the late Bill Carroll and his contributions to music education, this burning Latin original will be a favorite of musicians and audiences alike. With a strong
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
This brisk salsa features an Earth, Wind & Fire unison horn theme over a percolating Latin groove. The composer suggests working separately with the horns and rhythm section before having them play
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
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