Patriotic music for jazz bands is always welcome! This setting begins appropriately at a reverently slow tempo around 60 bpm, with the trumpets carrying the melody followed by a piano interlude. The
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,
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
Emulating the music of jazz greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, this funky Latin original with a 3:2 clave groove features a trumpet section soli, a written or ad lib trumpet solo, and a roaring ensemble
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 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
A tour-de-force for advanced groups, this 2015 Grammy-nominated arrangement is the original Stephen Foster waltz refitted as a medium-bright samba in 4/4 time. Featuring a smooth and lyrical melody over a
Dallas Burke's treatment of the Kenny Dorham standard sizzles from top to bottom and is sure to be a hit with more experienced ensembles. The familiar melody is featured as a trumpet solo then repeated
This very easy bossa nova with an infectious melody gives all players exposure within the safety of their sections. Accessible rhythms, notated rhythm parts and written or improvised solos for alto sax and
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