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
This laid-back bossa nova features a smooth and relaxed feel, nice section exchanges, effective full ensemble passages, and an open solo section with chord changes offered for 1st tenor sax. The
At last the origins of the elusive Chili Pepper are revealed at the easy grade level! Set in a driving tempo at about 176 bpm, this exciting chart makes the Chili Pepper spirit accessible to younger
The title of this vibrant Latin/rock original for advancing groups refers to the close professional and personal association shared by Chuck Mangione and Gerry Niewood during their many years of working
Commissioned as part of a project to recognize the late Bill Carroll and his contributions to music education, this burning Latin original will be a favorite of musicians and audiences alike. With a strong
Emulating the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Eliane Elias, this light and breezy samba is an ideal change-of-pace choice for any performance. With a title meaning "lovely" in Portuguese, it features a
This buoyant Brazilian samba for advancing groups juxtaposes the feel of an intimate ensemble with that of a big band by featuring alto sax and trumpet against the jazz ensemble backdrop. The drum solo at
This exciting, up-tempo samba for advancing groups is a great way to spotlight a fabulous trombone section on the familiar chord changes to In a Mellow Tone or Rose Room. The trombones not
Las Colinas is a medium-tempo salsa chart with the piano laying down an exciting montuno pattern throughout. It's exciting right from the top, all sections and the ensemble are highlighted,
A driving Latin feel is the foundation of this chart from Doug Beach. With a flowing melody, solid voicings and an open improvised or written solo section, this piece will be not only a great concert
Reminiscent of the music of Quincy Jones and Henry Mancini in the 1960s, this catchy boogaloo for advancing groups is a fun-loving fusion of Brazilian, Afro/Cuban and American funk influences. The easy solo
Take a driving Latin/rock groove and add a strong, straightforward melody, and you have this winning change-of-pace chart for jazz groups at the very easy level. Scored for four horns with rhythm
A solid rhythmic fanfare sets the mood for this burning samba. As the title suggests, the rhythmic pattern throughout mirrors the Morse code distress signal of 3 shorts, 3 longs and 3 shorts. An infectious
Los Angeles composer/arranger Jeff Jarvis has been involved in the salsa scene for many years, hence the title of this new original, which refers to a veteran salsa musician. This medium-advanced level
Undercover Bossa is an accessible Latin original written in bossa nova style, as well as elements of other popular Latin styles. It features moderate brass ranges and employs a tuneful melody
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