It's all here... a jazz calypso style, ensemble, percussion, feel and drive! Played at around 168 bpm, this tune will grab you immediately with its catchy melody that includes a written or ad lib tenor
We haven't heard a better original Latin tune at this grade level than Pollo Roja! It's a cha-cha to be performed at around 146 bpm, has easy brass ranges, includes a written or ad lib alto
Master composer Patrick Williams has created a superior chart in every way with Aurora. It is a roaring samba at 120 bpm with optional horns in F, full instrumentation, two auxiliary
Here's the full big-band version of Gordon Goodwin's The Cannonball Run! It's a high-energy Latin/pop cooker that moves along at a pretty good clip, around 240 bpm. The saxophone lead is
Originally done by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, here's an accessible adaptation that will expand the popularity of this very exciting Latin chart. This samba is played around 90 bpm in cut-time with
Lago Del Oeste is a Latin salsa groove with a funky flavor played at around 120 bpm. With a very engaging melody line, written solos for alto and trumpet 2, and a building interlude followed
You know it and love it! This Johnny Mandel favorite is one of the best TV/movie themes ever. It's superbly arranged as a Latin bossa with written solos provided for trumpet 2 and alto, a piano montuno
A great title and great chart! Chili Today, Hot Tamale is set in a samba groove in cut-time at around 90 bpm. It's accessible for a solid easy to medium grade level, there are written
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
Here is a modern spin on this timeless tune with written solos for trombone 1 and alto sax 1, and a trumpet 1 range to written E top space. Set in a reggae-swing feel at 110 bpm, it
Salsa Caribena is a Cuban-flavored salsa interspersed with some funk grooves. At 190 bpm, this chart includes written solos for trumpet 2 and tenor, and a lead trumpet range to written A above the
Latin music should be a part of every jazz group's repertoire. You'll enjoy the fire and rhythmic emphasis of this chart, as well as the harmonic and melodic richness. With the half note equaling 108
Sideways Walking Dog features a Latin/rock groove at around 180 bpm with very simple rhythms and a great melody line. Additional features include easy brass ranges, a written solo for tenor
An exciting samba at around 200 bpm, Samba Cya is for small group instrumentation of tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, and drums, and the chart includes solo space for
Yes, the title translates to "The Flying Monkeys." This chart features a solid Latin groove at 156 bpm with optional percussion and vibes, two solo sections with written solos
As performed by Gordon Goodwin's Little Phat Band, the instrumentation is tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, piano, guitar, electric bass, and drums. A Latin groove with montuno patterns by the rhythm section,
Gordon Goodwin writes Latin charts like no one else! A Latin songo groove, this chart has auxiliary percussion, soprano lead with optional alto 1 part and a hip piano montuno. The lead trumpet range is to
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