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
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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
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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
This Stevie Wonder hit from the 1970s features a distinctive Latin/rock groove along with a memorable theme. Paul Murtha does a great job of capturing the flavor of the original in this easy version for
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.
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
Originally recorded in 1969, this iconic Latin rock tune composed by Sonny Henry helped boost the success of Santana and has remained a familiar classic ever since. This solid arrangement for younger
Famously recorded by Louis Armstrong, this chart is set in a moderate cha-cha style for a creative version of a classic melody. Even in this flexible instrumentation, little big band format there is an
Arranged in an easy flowing bossa nova style, here is an effective version of this wonderful standard by jazz master Benny Carter. Featuring solid and creative scoring for the entire ensemble,
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
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
Jobim's timeless bossa nova is set here in a very fine arrangement for young jazz players. The smooth melodies and Latin flavor help make this appealing to players and audiences alike. The melody is
Nobody does cha-cha like Michael Mossman. This inventive original features a smooth harmonic structure and a nice blend of innovative melodies with carefully crafted accompaniment figures. The solo
Recorded by the acclaimed Cannonball Adderley Quintet in the 1960s, Jive Samba became one of Nat Adderley's best-known standards. Arranged here for little big band and in a moderate and relaxed
This jazz fusion classic by Chick Corea was recorded by Stan Getz in 1972 and also by Chick Corea with his group Return to Forever on the landmark album Light as a Feather. In this exciting version for
Originally composed for the 1963 film "The Pink Panther," this familiar tune has enjoyed renewed popularity thanks to the energetic samba version recorded by Michael Buble. Mark Taylor's Little Big Band
Based on Michael Mossman's arrangement recorded by Tito Puente on Special Delivery, here is Gerry Mulligan's jazz standard set in a simmering mambo style for Little Big Band. The entire ensemble gets a good
This is one of Stevie Wonder's signature hits from the 1970s, and here is a masterfully arranged easy version in a light bossa style. The trombones grab the spotlight in the beginning and again at the end.
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
The flowing melody and lush harmonies of this Ellington favorite are set in a medium samba style in this creative arrangement that takes full advantage of the little big band format. In addition
Rick Stitzel's dynamic and clever original employs only a limited number of different rhythmic patterns along with modest brass ranges for young jazz bands. Orangatango features plenty of full
This Latin favorite arranged for small groups features flexible instrumentation options, easy scoring and brief solos written into all the parts. The parts include: Part 1 - Trumpet or Alto Sax; Part 2
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