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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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
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
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
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
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 a cool Latin chart that sounds like an evening dance party! Everyone gets a chance to play the melody at some point, and all will be talking about this one on the way home from the
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
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