I'm Free is one of the many great tunes from The Who's rock opera "Tommy." With a nod to Mario Bauz and Tito Puente, Rick Hirsch has reimagined this classic rock anthem as a high energy mambo. The
This catchy mambo is built almost entirely on the rhythmic figure clapped in the first two bars. Its authentic mambo flavor is a blast to play. After two bars of hand claps, it's winds only, then
Here's the chart that won first place in the 2015 Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest. It's a one-of-a-kind work with a compelling musical narrative, unique soundscape, and a tune that won't go
This small-group chart is based on the big-band chart Mambo over the Mountain, also by Rick Hirsch. The inspiration for this one is based on the great mambos of Spanish Harlem and includes a catchy
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
A long-stemmed rose may well come in handy for this cheeky tune. Warning: We Tango Tonight, with its sinewy melody, will stick with you long after you play it, and your audiences may request an
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