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
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
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
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 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
Don't miss this very effective Latin original with an auxiliary percussion part that includes castanets for an authentic tango flavor. The features include a modest tempo of 104 bpm
Tango for Jam Jam is an accessible and captivating tango sure to be a hit at any concert. The tempo is around 120 bpm, and the chart has a written alto sax solo along with lots of built-in
Ray Charles made this one a classic, and now your developing jazz band can too! It's a soulful and funky cha-cha played at the perfect tempo of 120 bpm. Arranged at the medium-easy
Here's Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine's hot and very exciting Latin rock chart! This groove is loaded with tons of energy, plus it has a cool melodic hook that never gives up. There are no
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
Looking for a hot Latin chart? This Victor Lopez original is very hot indeed. It's an Afro-Cuban show-stopper that's jam-packed with lines that bounce section to section, then a suggested
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
With a sophisticated sound right off the top, this chart features a bossa nova groove at around 128 bpm. But not just any bossa, this one stands out above the rest! It includes superb harmonies, nice
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
Here's a Wes Montgomery bossa/rock tune that grooves along at around 145 bpm with the melody line played by tenor 1 and trumpet 2. With very playable ensemble sections and hits,
Dave Samuels' Sadie's Dance is a samba-esque chart with a tempo around 184 bpm that features a very cool melody with a written or improvised solo for Alto Sax or Trumpet 2. The lead trumpet range
Let My People Go, based on the well-known spiritual, has been arranged here as a unique, funky cha-cha! There are written solos for trumpet 1 and tenor sax 1, both with backgrounds, and a
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
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