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
Mi Bossa Es Su Bossa is an original bossa nova based on a similar chord progression to All the Things You Are. For variety there's a contrasting swing section in the middle before
This chart is right in the pocket with its easy going bossa nova style and a duet feature throughout for tenor sax 1 and trumpet 2/flugelhorn. The duet parts are written except for a chorus of improvisation
Inspired by the music of Brazil, this chart is an upbeat, catchy, medium-tempo samba that's impossible to get out of your head. Written or improvised solos for tenor saxophone and trumpet lead into a vamp
Mind Portals is a monumental work for jazz ensemble. With chorale, Latin and rock styles, shifting time signatures, full band unisons, startling tonalities and transitions, it's got it all! This
Heating up the north woods, Minnesalsa is in a very authentic yet playable salsa groove. It's harmonically interesting, tuneful and includes clearly notated rhythm section parts that help students
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
Featuring a completely flexible instrumentation of 4, 5 or 6 winds and rhythm section, Monte Carlo is a quintessential bossa nova with smooth and relaxed melodic and rhythmic elements. This
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
This is a lovely piece with a texture based on a rhumba rhythm with long melodic lines, a contrasting swing feel pedal figure and an arpeggio figure that caps each phrase in an even eighth-note rhythm.
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