You are here: Home >

More...

> Other Publisher Charts > Kendor Music, Inc. > Latin
Sort By:
Page of 1
Across The Heart America, The Beautiful And Another Thing
Across The Heart
Retail Price: $56.00
America, The Beautiful
Retail Price: $95.00
And Another Thing
Retail Price: $56.00
Those who have experienced the lush, well-constructed writing style of Denver-based pianist/composer Dave Hanson need to read no further since you're already familiar with the consistently high quality of his work. This beautiful mood piece for solo flugelhorn and big band is no exception. Alternating between a straight-eighth note ECM feel and a driving Latin groove, this original for proficient groups has the soloist weaving in and out of the arrangement with plenty of soloing opportunities over Latin vamps and modal colors. Rhythm section parts are partially notated. Duration 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble plus flugelhorn; section trumpets double on flugelhorn Duration ca. 3:20   standard jazz ensemble  Commissioned by the Illinois Music Educator's Association for the 2008 Illinois All-State Jazz Ensemble and inspired by the music of the Dave Holland Quintet, the straight 8th Latin jazz feel of this creative original features inventive melodic lines and refreshing voicings. Tenor and trumpet are the designated soloists. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 6:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Arroz Con Pollo Ascending Avocado
Arroz Con Pollo
Retail Price: $45.00
Ascending
Retail Price: $56.00
Avocado
Retail Price: $55.00
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 chorus, making it an exciting choice for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes Commissioned by the Gates Chili High School Jazz Ensemble in Rochester (NY), this winning original alternates between a Latin and straight 8th-note feel, and draws from the ascending melodic minor scale and its related modes for source material. It's a sophisticated chart with moderate range demands and notated rhythm section parts. Soloists can navigate the 16-measure solo using just a single scale over hip jazz chords. Duration 6:55.  standard jazz ensemble Arranged for medium-level jazz bands by Gregory Yasinitsky, this breezy calypso features very reasonable brass ranges (G5 trumpet, Eb4 trombone), written or ad lib solos for trumpet and trombone, and a fully-notated piano part for players with limited jazz experience. Each set includes a CD featuring this and four other new big band releases.
Basque In The Sun Beach Bossa (Out of Stock - Available Soon) Beijo Inocente
Basque In The Sun
Retail Price: $45.00
Beijo Inocente
Retail Price: $56.00
Featuring trumpet, this easy level chart opens with a rubato introduction and solo melodic statement before the slow bossa groove takes over. Lush ensemble writing throughout provides a perfect setting for the trumpet solo, which can be improvised or played as written (top note F5). Duration 4:23.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes The title is perfect for the cool, laidback feel of this bossa nova original for advancing groups. Melodic motives are assigned to the full ensemble and to various sections of the band. Written or ad lib solos are provided for alto saxophone and flugelhorn. This is an ideal change-of-pace chart for your next performance. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:30.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn The Portuguese title of this Matt Harris original translates to The Innocent Kiss. Recorded by the Kluvers Big Band in Arhus, Denmark, this Brazilian samba appears on their CD Reflections featuring Matt's music as well as his piano playing. This work was commissioned by the 2003 University of Portland (OR) Jazz Festival directed by David Parker and features flugelhorn soloist; solo space is also allowed for piano and guitar. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 7:45.  standard jazz ensemble plus solo flugelhorn; 1st Alto Sax doubles on soprano, trumpets double on flugelhorn
Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The Bistro Latino Bossa Bonito
Biddle-De-Bop Samba, The
Retail Price: $95.00
Bistro Latino
Retail Price: $52.00
Bossa Bonito
Retail Price: $45.00
One of ten tracks from the album The Danish Radio Big Band Plays Thad Jones (1997), this uptempo samba for experienced jazz bands features trumpet and soprano (or alto) sax first as a duo, then opens up so each one has the chance to step into the solo spotlight. A bop-style trombone soli and powerful band shout lead to a big finish. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:00.    standard jazz ensemble; S(A)A(S)TTB saxes; opt. 5th Trumpet Named after a popular Latin dance club in New York City that recently closed, this authentic salsa original is a showstopper in every way! After opening with a dynamic tutti unison, it features two Latin styles, songo and samba. Songo rhythms are most commonly heard in salsa music and employ lots of syncopation supported by a repetitious, but always moving rhythm section background. The samba rhythm used in the interlude features lush, modern voicings. Solo space is reserved for soprano sax, tenor sax, trumpet and trombone; a member of the rhythm section could also solo. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble This very accessible Latin chart in the bossa nova style employs a tuneful melody supported by a sophisticated chord progression and solid orchestration. Scored with a thorough understanding of the capabilities of developing jazz musicians, it contains great learning material and is fun to play. The piano part is fully notated with chord symbols provided, and the guitar part consists primarily of chord changes and slashes. Trombone and alto saxophone are featured on written solos with chord changes provided for players who wish to attempt improvisation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Bossa For Strayhorn Brasilia Brazilian Affair
Bossa For Strayhorn
Retail Price: $52.00
Brasilia
Retail Price: $95.00
Brazilian Affair
Retail Price: $95.00
Inspired by the great music written by Billy Strayhorn for the Duke Ellington organization, this very accessible, yet harmonically inventive bossa for advancing groups features solo alto sax emulating the note bends and phrasings made famous by the late great Johnny Hodges. Written solo lines and chord symbols are provided to accommodate soloists with and without improvisation experience, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15..  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute and vibes Muted trumpets, a breezy bossa style, and unison and harmonized sax solis are the highlights in this classic Nestico excursion. Tenor sax is given the solo work, and the chart finishes loud and strong.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns, tuba & opt. vocal Commissioned by the U.S. Air Force Airmen Of Note, this contemporary samba with a breezy groove features lots of tutti writing and a solo section for tenor sax that can be expanded at the director's discretion for additional trumpet and/or trombone solos. The final two bars are conducted to a quiet ending. Duration ca. 4:15.   standard jazz ensemble
Brew Bossa Caliente Blues (w/Full Recording CD) Calle Ocho
Brew Bossa
Retail Price: $55.00
Calle Ocho
Retail Price: $52.00
This chart is great for young bands but also perfect for professional dance bands. The optional instruments are skillfully used to add color and interest. Solos for trumpet and alto. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos. Opening with a spicy Latin groove, this zesty Jim Snidero theme switches midway through to a solid swing feel that carries the chart to a dramatic close. Written or ad lib solo space is assigned to bari sax, and each set includes a demo CD and optional parts for flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and guitar. Take a musical journey through Miami's "Little Havana" in this cha-cha for advancing groups. The title refers to 8th Street, South Florida's salsa capital, where you'll find an abundance of Cuban cultural attractions. This chart features a strong melody and solid orchestration, supported by authentic Latin harmonies and rhythms. To ensure the proper groove, the piano montunos are fully notated with chord symbols provided. Written or ad lib solos are offered for trumpet and trombone, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble
Cappuccino Freeway Captain Hook Category 4
Cappuccino Freeway
Retail Price: $95.00
Captain Hook
Retail Price: $56.00
Category 4
Retail Price: $56.00
Serving as an excellent introduction to the samba style, the open solo section in this well-crafted original features a two-chord vamp that allows plenty of stretching room for any number of soloists. Playing the syncopated figures without rushing will be the greatest challenge. Brass ranges are modest, rhythm section parts are notated, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) Though listed as a fast swing, this original starts in a mambo feel and alternates between the two styles throughout. Reminiscent of the hard bop classics recorded by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, solos are provided for alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and trumpet. The title originates from the catchy 3-note motive at the beginning of the melody that clearly becomes the song's "hook." This chart for proficient groups is sure to be a festival favorite! Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble This chart for proficient groups utilizes a driving Afro-Cuban 12/8 feel to simulate the power and tension of a full strength hurricane. When you're not experiencing mental images of a raging storm making landfall, you may imagine this music as the accompaniment to a motion picture action scene. Guitar has the designated solo, but additional soloists can be added as desired. Duration 5:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Celebracion Chili Pepper 101 Chili Pepper Christmas, A
Celebracion
Retail Price: $56.00
Chili Pepper 101
Retail Price: $45.00
Chili Pepper Christmas, A
Retail Price: $52.00
Calling for crisp, well-accented horn articulations, this big band celebration in the jazz samba style is outstanding fare for any concert program. Several solo opportunities for your drummer keep the energy level high, while additional solo choruses are available for tenor sax and trumpet. The score calls for five trumpets and a part for vibes is also included.  standard jazz ensemble With the release of this chart, developing jazz bands finally have a chance to jump on the famous Chili Pepper bandwagon. Featuring all the rhythmic and melodic elements that have made its predecessors so popular, it includes sample solos for all and rhythm section parts that are notated with chords cued. The lively Latin groove can be played in either a "two" or "four" feel. Duration 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) Though it took some time and real effort to convince the famous Chili Pepper to tackle the concept of holiday music, it's finally a reality! Featuring three great classics -- I Saw Three Ships, Angels We Have Heard On High and Jingle Bells -- this samba style medley at the medium level is a joyous celebration of the holidays. While improvisation is certainly encouraged, sheets with written solo lines for both open sections are included with each set. Duration 5:42.  standard jazz ensemble
D'Ann Danse Arabe Dawn Of The Chili Pepper
D'Ann
Retail Price: $56.00
Danse Arabe
Retail Price: $95.00
Dawn Of The Chili Pepper
Retail Price: $42.00
This beautiful ballad features flugelhorn and was recorded by the SWR Big Band on the CD Fun Time. The rhythm is in a bossa nova style with some beautiful ensemble orchestration and interesting chord changes. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; trumpets double on flugelhorn; alto (2) & tenor (1) saxes double on flute  From the first note to the last, solo oboe carries the day in this beautiful bossa nova setting of the famous classic. Though some brief ad lib opportunities are given, written solo lines are provided throughout. When everyone pays special attention to subtleties in phrasing and volume (the band must not overpower the soloist), the results will be very rewarding.    standard jazz ensemble plus 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, F horn, tuba & percussion (bells, maracas) At last the origins of the elusive Chili Pepper are revealed in the Pepper's first foray into the Jazz Foundations Series! Set in a driving tempo (quarter note = 176), this exciting tune makes the Chili Pepper spirit accessible to even the youngest players. The strong melody, solid ensemble writing and irresistible Latin groove combine to create a chart that will be a great favorite for years to come. Duration 4:10.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet, and F horn
Dos Amigos Du, Du, Liegst Mir Im Herzen (w/Full Recording CD) Early Morning
Dos Amigos
Retail Price: $52.00
Early Morning
Retail Price: $95.00
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 together. Opening and closing with flugelhorn (or trumpet) and soprano (or alto) sax solis, the chart features optional solo space for all and a montuno-style section that spotlights the ensemble. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 3:20.  standard jazz ensemble; S(A)ATTB saxes, 2nd Trumpet doubles on Flugelhorn This big band orchestration of Clare Fischer's arrangement on the recording Latin Pattern begins with a piano introduction from the recording Alone Together (Clare Fischer) that establishes the Latin groove of this traditional German song. Later there is an open solo over a vamp that builds into a very exciting ensemble passage. Optional parts are included for flute, clarinet, french horn, tuba, and guitar. In this breezy bossa-rock for developing groups, 1st Tenor takes a solo chorus before being joined by 2nd Tenor in a unique call-and-response solo section that may be repeated according to the director's discretion. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued, and use of the percussion part for vibes and tambourine enhances the Latin flavor.     standard jazz ensemble plus percussion (vibes, tambourine)
Echale Todas Las Ganas (Give It All You Got) El Baile (The Dance) El Caborojeno
El Baile (The Dance)
Retail Price: $45.00
El Caborojeno
Retail Price: $56.00
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 melodic line, abundant ensemble work and open solo space, this medium advanced chart has it all! Duration 5:38.  standard jazz ensemble Kendor continues its tradition of publishing accessible jazz charts that have integrity and style with this selection for developing groups set in a bright Latin feel. The introduction played by piano, bass and cowbell sets the stage for this spirited and authentic original. Suggested solos and percussion fills are provided for players less experienced in the Latin style. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes This brisk salsa features an Earth, Wind & Fire unison horn theme over a percolating Latin groove. Bob recommends listening to his CD, Latin From Manhattan, before rehearsing it, and suggests working separately with horns and rhythm section before having them play together. Duration ca. 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble minus guitar
El Camino El Centro El Chupacabra
El Camino
Retail Price: $45.00
El Centro
Retail Price: $56.00
El Chupacabra
Retail Price: $45.00
The catchy groove in this original will have your audiences tapping their feet while offering developing bands a chance to hone their Latin skills. Brass ranges are moderate, rhythm section parts are fully notated, and 2nd Trumpet has a written solo. Friendly chord progressions in the two solo sections can be negotiated using notes from just one scale, and an ensemble passage that moves from a whisper to a roar is a special highlight. Latin percussion instruments -- congas, timbales, bongos, shaker, cowbell, etc. -- can be added if desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) plus opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes This electrifying salsa chart was commissioned by Robert Blazek's Youth Jazz Ensemble of DuPage, Illinois. A fiery rhythm section groove serves as the foundation for strong sax and brass lines. Brass figures should be crisp and well-articulated, but not clipped so short that the chord tones aren't clearly heard. The solo section is open to all, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble We welcome California jazz educator Mike Dana to the Kendor family of writers with this spirited Latin original for developing groups. Containing reasonable ranges and rhythmic figures, plus an exciting ending that will grab your audience, this will be a perfect closer! It offers room for two soloists who can really stretch out and explore the scales provided. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration ca. 4:15  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
El Final Del Verano (The End Of Summer) El Lobo Elvin's Mambo
El Lobo
Retail Price: $52.00
Elvin's Mambo
Retail Price: $95.00
You'll definitely want to add this relaxed salsa chart to your library! Either 1st Trumpet or lead alto can be featured by playing the catchy melody supported by sophisticated harmonic content. The composer offers excellent rehearsal suggestions that will allow you and your students to get the most out of this well written Latin excursion for developing groups. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 2:55.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 10-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Scored in a bright Latin style, this engaging original is designed to make advancing jazz ensembles sound their very best. For optimum results in achieving a stylistically authentic sound, the addition of claves, guiro and cowbell is suggested. The solo section provides ample opportunity for tenor sax, trumpet and trombone; additional soloists may be added and background figures can be cued as desired. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble, opt. flute As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band, this driving Latin mambo emulates the sound of drummer Elvin Jones. Both solo choruses can be opened up for additional players; chord changes are provided in the 1st Tenor, 4th Trumpet and 2nd Trombone parts. The chart finishes with a big dramatic sound. Duration ca. 5:35.    standard jazz ensemble
Escape To Brazil Escola De Samba Esperanto
Escape To Brazil
Retail Price: $52.00
Escola De Samba
Retail Price: $52.00
Esperanto
Retail Price: $95.00
 This authentic Brazilian bossa for advancing groups is an appealing blend of gently syncopated rhythms and rich harmonies. Chord changes for the open solo section are included for alto, tenor, trumpet or trombone, and trumpets double on flugelhorn. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Duration 3:50.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn Commissioned by the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Jazz Ensemble of Kenmore, NY, this spirited Latin original for advancing groups is a real showstopper! The title in Portuguese means a samba school, referring to a club or dancing school. Throughout the year samba schools hold events, the most important being the annual spectacle known as Carnival. The groove here alternates between samba and partido alto rhythms. As the music plays, you can almost see the dancers in their elaborate, colorful costumes. The chart has been meticulously crafted to ensure that the rhythm section faithfully captures authentic Brazilian grooves. Solo space is reserved for alto sax and trumpet, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble Duration 5:15  standard jazz ensemble
Espionage In Andalusia Estancia First Flight
Espionage In Andalusia
Retail Price: $52.00
Estancia
Retail Price: $45.00
First Flight
Retail Price: $56.00
An intriguing, even-8th-note Latin groove serves as the perfect backdrop for a haunting melody and some wonderful ensemble work. An open solo section (written or ad lib) rounds out the package on this medium level chart. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble This solid bossa/rock tune for developing groups starts and ends strong. Crisp brass punctuations, a steady 8/8 feel, and an expandable solo section are highlights. For soloists lacking the confidence or experience to improvise, written lines for all instruments are provided on a solo sheet that comes with each set. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) The title track of the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra's CD (Summit Records DCD 481), this bright samba for proficient groups has an uplifting feel. Filled with dynamic shading and catchy grooves, this "flight" will take audiences on a rewarding journey. Plenty of melodic and supporting work is provided for each section of the band. Solos are offered for trumpet, tenor saxophone, piano, and drums. Colorful chord structures and accessible modal changes are perfect for adventurous soloists. Duration 7:30.  standard jazz ensemble
First Flight George's Samba Here Comes Julian
First Flight
Retail Price: $55.00
George's Samba
Retail Price: $52.00
Here Comes Julian
Retail Price: $55.00
Contemporary straight-eighth "Maiden Voyage" feel. This chart takes up where "Suspended Animation" left off. Uses same two suspended chords and adds a bridge. There is space for anyone in the band to solo. To help the beginning improviser, the composer has included some brief "Notes on the Improvised Sections". In addition this chart is correlated with material found in Vol. 1 of the Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series. Medium easy Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. Paying tribute to George Williams, a generous benefactor to the Deptford (NJ) High School music program, 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 the end can be opened up to include a variety of Latin percussion instruments if desired. Throughout this chart feelings of joy and exuberance should prevail. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. vibes This melodious and rhythmically spirited Latin composition was inspired by Wiberny's work as a multi-instrumentalist with the WDR Big Band Cologne during productions with Paquito D'Rivera, Clare Fischer, Lalo Schifrin, Bob Mintzer and Andy Narell. The trombone and alto sax solo sections can feature any instrument.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. flute and 5th Trumpet
Holy Habanero! In A Brazilian Bone Tone Incredible Journey
Holy Habanero!
Retail Price: $52.00
In A Brazilian Bone Tone
Retail Price: $52.00
Incredible Journey
Retail Price: $95.00
The infamous Chili Pepper may have met his match as the notorious Habanero takes center stage. The irresistible Latin feel and catchy melody make this chart great fun for the band and a surefire hit with the audience. The solo section may be opened up as desired (written lines provided for all), and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble This exciting, uptempo samba for advancing groups is a great way to spotlight a fabulous trombone section on the familiar In A Mellow Tone or Rose Room chord changes. Trombones not only play the melody, but also the shout chorus, and each player in the section has changes for soloing. In his score notes, the composer suggests adding two or more Latin percussionists to the standard personnel when possible. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:25.  standard jazz ensemble As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band on their album of the same name, this bright samba for better bands assigns the main solos to tenor and bari sax, with the option of adding trumpet to the solo lineup. Some short solo cameos for 4th Trombone and an expandable drum solo before the final shout are bonus features. Duration 7:45.    standard jazz ensemble
Interlude Isla Verde Island Breeze
Interlude
Retail Price: $95.00
Isla Verde
Retail Price: $56.00
Island Breeze
Retail Price: $52.00
Exactly as recorded by the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band on their classic RCA album, Tales Of A Courtesan, this solo feature for trombone or flugelhorn also includes an improvised flute obbligato and solo room for alto sax. The slow bossa ballad style just naturally enhances the warm, expressive character of this beautiful showpiece for capable groups. Duration 4:00.   standard jazz ensemble plus opt. Solo Flugelhorn; 1st Alto Sax doubles on flute & clarinet, 2nd Alto Sax doubles on flute, 1st Tenor Sax doubles on flute, 2nd Tenor Sax doubles on clarinet, & Bari Sax doubles on bass clarinet Commissioned by the Long Beach (CA) Polytechnic High School Jazz Ensemble, this spicy salsa original for proficient groups will be the highlight of your concert or festival performances. Named after a district not far from Puerto Rico's capital city, San Juan, it features driving Latin rhythms, vivid dynamic contrasts, catchy melodies, and dense harmonies. A short written bass solo sets up the open solo section where changes are provided for alto, tenor, trumpet, and trombone. Duration 5:05.  standard jazz ensemble with opt. vibes This laidback cha-cha will cool off any program with its smooth groove and infectious melody. A written solo for first tenor is provided, but in his score notes Mike gives directors the option of extending the solo section if they wish. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing Jazz Me Blues, The Kick It Up
Jazz Me Blues, The
Retail Price: $56.00
Kick It Up
Retail Price: $45.00
This fresh setting of Ellington's immortal standard gives it a unique salsa twist! Though the vocalist (or tenor sax) is the primary feature, this chart showcases the whole band's ability to establish a convincing Latin groove. A soli featuring the vocalist, alto sax, trumpet and guitar is another highlight, along with additional solos for tenor and trumpet. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Scored in the key of Bb. Duration ca. 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble with solo vocal (tenor sax sub.) Originally written in 1920 by Tom Delaney, and recorded over the years by Bix Beiderbecke, the Original Dixieland Jazz Band and many others, this swing/Latin setting commissioned by IMEA for the 2015 Illinois All-State Jazz Ensemble gives the tune a contemporary attitude for a whole new generation of jazz musicians. Duration 5:44.  standard jazz ensemble (SATTB saxes w/alto sax sub. part for soprano sax) A solid rhythmic groove and a lyrical melody join forces in this driving Latin chart that emulates the music of Horace Silver. Rich ensemble voicings and an open solo section over easy changes make it a perfect teaching vehicle for young groups; sample solos are included for all. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:08.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
La Curandera Negrita (w/Full Recording CD) Latin Dance Latin Heat
Latin Dance
Retail Price: $95.00
Latin Heat
Retail Price: $45.00
La Curandera Negrita is basically a minor blues. Though this piece is written in 6/8, it is perhaps more accurately felt in a lilting triplet divided 4/4—with the dotted quarter receiving the pulse of a quarter note. Embrace the "clustery" sound of some of the voicings, and rehearse them slowly so your ears grow accustomed to the "rubs" sounding natural. The bass line changes its underlying pulse more frequently than in an ordinary Latin setting. This chart is longer than most High School-level material. Great interpretive latitude is encouraged so that each performance can sound different. 1st Tpt. C (2 ledger lines above staff). Grade 4 As recorded by the Bob Mintzer Big Band on Incredible Journey, this upbeat tune puts the whole band through its paces over repetitive Latin rhythms. Alto sax, piano and drums are the designated soloists, but additional players can be featured in the open section if desired. This one's great fun for everyone! Duration 8:30.    standard jazz ensemble Supported by a driving Latin feel, this pleasing original with a flowing melody and open solo section (written solos provided) is a great concert choice! Duration 3:42.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes
Latin Nights Little 'J' Little Frog
Latin Nights
Retail Price: $45.00
Little 'J'
Retail Price: $95.00
Little Frog
Retail Price: $45.00
Here's a great Latin-rock original for developing groups with written or ad lib solos for trumpet and alto or tenor sax. Rehearsal suggestions include a detailed note-grouping analysis that will help players better understand sub-phrases to achieve an expressive performance. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 2:45.  for 5 saxes, 6 brass and rhythm section (playable by 3 saxes, 3 trumpets, trombone, piano, bass & drums) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba, percussion (cabasa or maracas, claves) & vibes Recorded in 1997 on The Danish Radio Big Band Plays Thad Jones album in tribute to the years he worked with that group, this breezy bossa nova with colorful woodwinds isn't as difficult to perform as many of Thad's other charts. Solos for piano and/or guitar precede the full-ensemble climax followed by a quiet finish. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. 5th Trumpet; 1st Soprano Sax has flute or alto sax doubles; 2nd Alto Sax has opt. flute double, tenor saxes have opt. clarinet doubles, & Bari Sax has opt. bass clarinet double This Latin bossa nova is ideal for bands at the easy level. The lyrical melody gives way to some exciting ensemble work that will make this a favorite of bands and audiences alike. Inspired by the Brazilian jazz standard, The Frog, written by João Donato, the melody is a simple but catchy one that is negotiable by less experienced players. Sample solos for all are provided, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Looking South Los Galanes Los Gatos
Looking South
Retail Price: $45.00
Los Galanes
Retail Price: $56.00
Los Gatos
Retail Price: $95.00
Scored in a breezy bossa nova style, this chart features irresistible rhythms, a winding melody and a logical chord progression. Written or ad lib solo space is given to trombone. The rest of the band has lots of unisons, giving developing bands ample opportunity to work on intonation. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson comes with each set. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes Here's a great salsa original for proficient groups that employs a strong melody supported by authentic Latin harmonies and solid orchestration. To ensure the proper groove, the piano montunos are fully notated with chord symbols provided most of the time (pianists are encouraged to comp if familiar with the salsa style). The guitar part consists primarily of chords and slashes, with melodic material notated in some sections. The three solo sections have chord changes cued for guitar, trombone and baritone saxophone. Duration 4:35.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet This fun-loving Latin original includes solos for tenor and trumpet; the drummer also has plenty of solos and fills. Auxiliary percussion instruments (shaker, triangle, etc.) can be added for more authentic results, and the overall playing approach for everyone should be spirited and aggressive. Duration ca. 5:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Lucky Boy Marguarite Morning
Lucky Boy
Retail Price: $45.00
Marguarite
Retail Price: $56.00
Morning
Retail Price: $107.95
Here's a fun and accessible original to acclimate your big band to the bossa nova style. Composed especially for developing groups, the chart features a memorable melody and an irresistible groove throughout. Abundant articulations and dynamics will help aspiring jazz players deliver an authentic Latin style performance. Highlights include a written or ad lib solo for trumpet, a great sax section soli, and a roaring shout chorus for a strong finish. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba and vibes With an auxiliary percussion part and flugelhorn doubles in three of four trumpet parts, this bright jazz samba features plenty of full-band writing in a convincing Latin style and solo space for tenor, trumpet and guitar. Recorded by the Sammy Nestico Orchestra on the CD "Night Flight," maintaining forward momentum throughout is key.  standard jazz ensemble CD: The Latin Side of Clare Fischer (Koch 3-6907-2) Morning Instrumentation: AATTB saxophone section; AATT doubling on flutes, baritone on bass clarinet; opt. 5th flute 4 B-flat trumpets 3 trombones bass trombone piano bass drums string section (opt.) Medium level Moderate brass ranges, very playable by good highschool groups. In case the saxophone players don't double on flute and/or clarinet, we have included an extra set of woodwind parts for additional woodwind players. The arrangement works beautifully with just three flutes and bass clarinet and the standard AATTB saxophone section. Morning can be performed with or without the string section.
My Centennial New Rhumboogie Night Of The Mojito
My Centennial
Retail Price: $95.00
New Rhumboogie
Retail Price: $45.00
Night Of The Mojito
Retail Price: $52.00
Recorded by The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra on the album Thad Jones Legacy, this blazing chart, meant to be played as fast as possible, opens with a repeating vamp featuring horn players on Latin percussion instruments. Then excitement builds as horns enter a few at a time until the whole ensemble reaches the first tutti chorus. Solos for tenor and drums (with horns playing percussion again) are included, and the finale is swift and powerful. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. 5th Trumpet; S(A)ATTB saxes This irresistible Latin rock original has a happy attitude that's sure to catch the ears of developing jazz stars. The trumpet section is featured, and solos are provided for trumpet and tenor saxophone. Though written solos are offered, you should encourage your soloists to improvise since just one scale can be used to negotiate each solo section. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Reminiscent of the music of Quincy Jones and Henry Mancini in the 1960's, this catchy boogaloo for advancing groups is a fun-loving fusion of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and American funk influences. The easy solo changes are based on a minor blues with an 8-bar bridge; while tenor and trumpet are the designated soloists, chords are also cued for alto and trombone. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 6:25.  standard jazz ensemble
North Shore Morning Notorious Tourist From The East Nutville
North Shore Morning
Retail Price: $95.00
Nutville
Retail Price: $56.00
Commissioned by the New Trier (IL) High School Jazz Ensemble directed by James Warrick, this colorful chart starts off with a slow, dreamy intro, transitions to an upbeat straight-8ths statement of the theme, then settles into a breezy samba with open solos for alto, tenor, and/or trumpet. Another open solo for percussion and a strong finish wraps it up beautifully. Duration ca. 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet (2 trumpets double on flugelhorn) & opt. percussion (chimes, shaker, xylophone, congas, timpani); 1st Tenor Sax has opt. flute or clarinet doubles Recorded by the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band on the album March Of The Tadpoles, this uptempo solo feature for tenor sax takes no prisoners! Playing with well-articulated, rhythmic precision in the soli and ensemble sections is essential. The dramatic conducted ending will be especially popular with audiences. Duration 7:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus opt. percussion (congas, castanets); alto saxes have opt. flute doubles, 2nd Tenor Sax has opt. piccolo double Recorded by Buddy Rich on his Roar Of '74 album, the success of this bright Latin/swing classic by Horace Silver depends heavily on the ability of the rhythm section to play the ostinato with confidence, precision and momentum. While the main solo work here goes to tenor and trumpet, the drummer punctuates the shout chorus with a series of short solos, then gets a wide-open chance to solo just before the final band chord. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble
One Sixty Blue Orchids And Butterflies Oro Preto
One Sixty Blue
Retail Price: $42.00
Orchids And Butterflies
Retail Price: $56.00
Oro Preto
Retail Price: $56.00
Mix the catchy Latin jazz groove made famous by Horace Silver with a strong melody, and you get a great change of pace chart at the very easy level. Written or ad lib solos for all are included. Duration 3:50.   standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn Recorded on the SWR big Band CD Fun Time, this medium tempo ballad has an irresistible Latin beat.  standard jazz ensemble plus vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn Commissioned by Keith Winking at Texas State University, this unique piece for proficient groups is an engaging samba-funk original that was inspired by the composer's visit to a town in Brazil of the same name. It has an appealing modern flair, something we've all come to expect from Bob Mintzer's playing and writing. Duration 4:45  standard jazz ensemble
Out Of Nowhere (From The Paramount Picture Dude Ranch) Out Of The Night (Dark Orchid) Outside In
Outside In
Retail Price: $56.00
This popular Edward Heyman and Johnny Green standard is arranged here in a Latin songo style that alternates with swing. Contemporary Latin rhythms coupled with Art Blakey-style horn writing make for a spirited rendering. Optional solo space is provided in all the horn parts, but can be delegated to rhythm section players as well. Duration ca. 4:10.  3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section Recorded on the Sammy Nestico CD A Portrait Of Sammy, this exciting jazz samba in 3/4 time is written for standard jazz ensemble. Lead trumpet extends to a  written high D, no woodwind doubles are required, and it features solos by electric guitar and tenor saxophone. Rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued.  standard jazz ensemble plus percussion (conga) Tom Garling is definitely one of the most interesting big band writers to come on the scene in a long time. His newest addition to the Jazz Summit Series is influenced by the music of Weather Report and tests the conventional styles of big band writing with powerful rhythmic and melodic counterpoint. Trombone carries the solo spot in this straight-8th chart that's great fun to play. Duration 4:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Paco's Canon Peppermint Tree Pequeno Bossa Loco
Paco's Canon
Retail Price: $45.00
Peppermint Tree
Retail Price: $45.00
Pequeno Bossa Loco
Retail Price: $45.00
In this unique Latin setting of Johann Pachelbel's most famous theme, written or ad lib solos are included for all, as well as a written piano solo. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn & vibes; trumpets double on flugelhorn The attitude of this chart is similar to a television commercial -- play with steady rhythm and good balance, but not much dynamic range. The drummer must play with a strong attitude and use his/her part only as a guide. Although this chart moves along, play it smoothly with 8th notes sounding long rather than short.  standard jazz ensemble For a soothing change-of-pace bossa nova for the middle of your program, this original is a wise choice for developing groups. Programmed right after an uptempo swing chart or an energetic funk tune, this light and airy original will project a sophisticated straight eighth-note feel with subtle harmonic shadings and delicate counterpoint. This is a great exercise in restraint for the band that is guaranteed to please audiences. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:45.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Pescados Frescos Piece Of Cake, A Pop Goes The Chili Pepper
Pescados Frescos
Retail Price: $45.00
Piece Of Cake, A
Retail Price: $56.00
Pop Goes The Chili Pepper
Retail Price: $45.00
Here's a great chart with a catchy montuno groove. You'll find plenty of helpful articulations and notated rhythm parts, and the composer offers detailed rehearsal suggestions designed to streamline preparation. Although scored with accessibility in mind, it will help developing groups master sectional independence, balance, blend, and dynamic contrast. Written or ad lib solos are given to alto, trombone, and drums. Each set includes a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:25.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Paul Merrill, director of the Cornell University Jazz Ensemble (Ithaca, NY), commissioned this engaging bossa nova original for proficient groups. Don't let the title fool you, though, because there's an abundance of subtle, yet challenging material here requiring a mature approach from the ensemble. The melody is based on a simple four-note motif played by Miles Davis on his album Tutu. Brown later adapted this score for small-group and recorded it on his CD Night Waves (Brown Cats Productions/BC9501). Guitar, tenor sax, and flugelhorn are featured in melodic and solo roles. Duration 5:35  standard jazz ensemble; 4th Trumpet doubles on flugelhorn This addition to the ever-popular Chili Pepper series finds the Pepper visiting some familiar musical territory when a Latin groove is applied to the traditional children's tune Pop Goes The Weasel. Crisp articulations throughout are essential. Written lines for all instruments are provided for the expandable solo section, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 2:46.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
Power To The Chili Pepper Prelude To Summer Rent Party
Power To The Chili Pepper
Retail Price: $42.00
Prelude To Summer
Retail Price: $56.00
Rent Party
Retail Price: $52.00
Take a driving Latin-rock groove and add a strong, straightforward melody, and you have this winning change-of-pace chart for groups at the very easy level. Written or ad lib solos for all are included. Duration 3:18.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 4 horns plus rhythm section) with opt. flute, clarinet & F horn You'll definitely want to add this terrific Brazilian chart to your next festival or concert program. Alternating between the bossa style and a Brazilian funk feel known as partido alto, this engaging groove is adequately notated in the rhythm section parts to ensure an authentic rendering. A beautiful winding melody for horns is featured in this wonderful example of Kendor's continuing quest to offer sophisticated, yet accessible music for proficient groups. Duration 7:50.  standard jazz ensemble; SATTB saxes; trumpets double on flugelhorn An irresistible cha-cha rhythm starts in the opening bar and never lets up in this great Latin tune at the medium easy level. The open written or ad lib solo section uses the two-chord vamp popularized by Benny Golson's Killer Joe, and in his score notes Tomaro encourages students to make some noise to liven up the party mood he intended. Rhythm section parts are fully notated and should be played as written except where indicated. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Return Journey Rooster Tail Running Of The Bulls
Return Journey
Retail Price: $95.00
Rooster Tail
Retail Price: $45.00
Running Of The Bulls
Retail Price: $52.00
Recorded in 1998 by the Monday Night Big Band on their Thanks To Thad album, this is Part 1 of Thad's larger Return Journey Suite. Solo requirements are limited to an optional repeat that may (or may not) be taken for a piano solo. This means that this outing relies on solid section and ensemble work throughout. A full brass pyramid that builds from the bottom up before the final chord is a special highlight. Duration 3:30.   standard jazz ensemble plus opt. 5th Trumpet; alto & tenor saxes have opt. flute or soprano sax doubles You'll definitely want to add this terrific Latin chart to your library for developing groups. The hard-driving groove will energize your band as it navigates through smooth melodies and a catchy ostinato pattern played by the rhythm section. Trumpet and alto saxophone are the designated soloists before the chart yields to an exciting shout section featuring both block voicings and contrapuntal answering effects. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included. Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes The rubato introduction is the calm before the storm before this chart breaks into a burning samba groove. Crisp ensemble work keeps the excitement level high throughout, and written or ad lib solos for all horns are provided. A drum solo before the final shout is also sure to please. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Salamanca Samba Salsero Viejo Samba Para Minha Avo
Salamanca Samba
Retail Price: $52.00
Salsero Viejo
Retail Price: $56.00
Samba Para Minha Avo
Retail Price: $56.00
From the opening notes to the final chord, this Latin scorcher bristles with excitement. The combination of a strong melody, samba groove, and plenty of full ensemble work make it an ideal program opener or closer. Written lines for the open solo section are provided for all instruments, but improvisation should be encouraged. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:03.  standard jazz ensemble Featuring a bright salsa groove, this zesty original for proficient groups provides suggested montuno (piano), tumbao (bass) and cascaras (drum) lines to ensure stylistic authenticity. Solo highlights include alto saxophone at the beginning and within the chart, and an open section for drums or conversational trades between the drummer and another player on congas or timbales. Duration 4:20.  standard jazz ensemble Mike Tomaro's Latin charts are well known for being challenging and exciting to play, and this sizzling samba is no exception. Playing at the indicated tempo (half note = 116 in cut time) is important to obtain the intended energy -- once established, the tempo and energy should not diminish and all horn figures should be played on top of the beat. Trombone and guitar carry the soloing duties, and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 8:30.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet
Sedentary Motion Seismic Strut Seize The Noche
Sedentary Motion
Retail Price: $52.00
Seismic Strut
Retail Price: $45.00
Seize The Noche
Retail Price: $52.00
Set in an easy, modern samba feel, this chart for advancing groups is influenced by the music of Pat Metheny, Kenny Wheeler, and Maria Schneider. Smooth lines and satisfying chord voicings combine to create a gentle, yet complex conversation between sections of the jazz ensemble,and the use of cross-section writing promotes a strong sense of independence. The sophisticated and comfortable chord changes give the tenor sax and trumpet soloists a chance to stretch out and fully develop their ideas. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set, and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 8:20.  standard jazz ensemble; trumpets double on flugelhorn A spirited Latin rock chart always serves as a great change-of-pace in programs where swing charts predominate. This one showcases all sections and contains an accessible melody. The solo section is designed to allow the featured player to improvise using only two scales, C and Bb Dorian. A suggested solo is also provided for less experienced players. A rousing shout chorus caps off the chart. Each set comes with a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:40.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes This hard-driving Latin rock chart with a tuneful melody, strong backbeat, solid scoring and modest brass ranges will be a hit in any concert or contest venue. Ad lib solos are available for one or both tenor saxophones, and before the final section the band drops out to give the drummer lots of room to flex his/her solo chops in this piece for advancing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 4:40.  standard jazz ensemble
Silver Tinge, The Sioux Falls Fusion Something Else
Silver Tinge, The
Retail Price: $56.00
Sioux Falls Fusion
Retail Price: $52.00
Something Else
Retail Price: $56.00
This chart for proficient groups is a well-deserved tribute to jazz legend Horace Silver. You'll immediately hear the style and tempo reference to one of Silver's best-known tunes, Song For My Father. Dave Hanson expertly weaves contrapuntal lines into the irresistible bossa feel. Rhythmic contrast is also a feature of this well-crafted original, so there's no lack of excitement as the piece builds to a Spanish-tinged key change and climax. Duration 5:20.  standard jazz ensemble Commissioned by the Sioux Falls (SD) Middle School All City Jazz Band and the Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society, this chart combines two of the most important styles in jazz -- Latin and swing. Solid ensemble work in both styles and a swinging as-written or ad lib solo section for anyone are highlights. The chart closes out with a full-band shout followed by a return to the Latin groove. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:34.  standard jazz ensemble This unique composition for proficient groups relies on the winds to create the rhythmic intensity typically provided by the rhythm section. Set in an even-eighths Afro-Cuban style, the winds are required to use clear, concise attacks to accommodate the intricate rhythmic counterpoint. This piece will require work, but the drama created by this sort of change-of-pace programming is well worth it! Duration 5:00.  standard saxes, trumpets & trombones with opt. drums (no piano, bass or guitar)
SOS St. Kitts Stellar Tune
SOS
Retail Price: $52.00
St. Kitts
Retail Price: $45.00
Stellar Tune
Retail Price: $55.00
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 melody, strong rhythmic groove, solid full ensemble work, and an open solo section (written or ad lib) combine to create a really exciting piece of music for any program. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble Here's an accessible original featuring a tuneful melody and a variety of common calypso rhythmic figures. This chart, designed to make developing groups sound their best, includes thoughtfully prepared rhythm section parts to ensure stylistic authenticity. Each set includes solo sheets for C, Bb, Eb and bass clef instruments, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes The opening section is played by trumpets in harmon mutes and optional flutes over a Metheny-like Latin groove. Solos are provided for tenor saxophone and trumpet. A contrapuntal section builds all the way to the end. Medium. Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Sunny Summer Daze Sunset Bay Tampico
Sunny Summer Daze
Retail Price: $55.00
Sunset Bay
Retail Price: $52.00
Tampico
Retail Price: $52.00
This bossa-like Latin features an alto saxophone solo and a middle contrapuntal section that answers back and forth between the trumpet and the saxes. Wether its for a Saturday night gig or a school concert, this arrangement is appropriate for either situation. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos. Commissioned by the Cathedral High School in Indianapolis (IN), this solid Latin composition will be a welcome addition to any medium advanced level library. The lyrical melody and full shout chorus provide everyone with a shot at the action. The strong Latin groove is in the style of Horace Silver and others from the hard bop era, and the solo section may be opened up as desired (suggested solos for all are included). Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:23.  standard jazz ensemble Doug Beach has given us many great Latin charts over the years, and this one is no exception. Fashioned after the music of Horace Silver, this driving Latin tune features a wonderful combination of melodic and rhythmic ideas. An expandable solo section (written or ad lib solo sheets for all are included) and a full-band shout rounds this chart out beautifully. Rhythm section parts partially notated. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble
Tres Picos Tribute To A Statesman Ulla In Africa
Tres Picos
Retail Price: $45.00
Tribute To A Statesman
Retail Price: $95.00
Ulla In Africa
Retail Price: $55.00
A solid rhythmic groove and a lyrical melody combine to create the foundation of this driving Latin chart. Rich ensemble voicings and an open solo section over easy changes make this a perfect vehicle for teaching the Latin style. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:33.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes Written during Thad's later years in Denmark after he and Mel Lewis parted ways, this bright, double-time tune designates piano as the main soloist, but includes an optional repeat of the solo chorus for trumpet and/or soprano (or alto) sax. A rubato intro and ending, both featuring solo piano, give the chart a strong sense of form and symmetry. Duration 4:00.    standard jazz ensemble plus 5th Trumpet; S(A)ATTB saxes have opt. flute (2), clarinet (2) or bass clarinet (1) doubles This Afro-Funk in our new BIG BAND+ SERIES features, in addition to the standard 5/4/4/4 instrumentation, optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, marimba, and aux. percussion. A real audience pleaser and one of the most popular arrangements from the repertoire of the WDR Big Band. Peter Herbolzheimer´s arrangement features the lead alto, the piano and an optional percussion/drums solo. Medium
Undercover Bossa Vamos A Bailar Vila Real
Undercover Bossa
Retail Price: $45.00
Vamos A Bailar
Retail Price: $56.00
Vila Real
Retail Price: $45.00
This breezy bossa nova for developing groups employs a tuneful melody, a sophisticated chord progression, and a solid orchestration. It includes written or ad lib solos for trumpet and trombone, and a guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson. Duration 4:05  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in f, tuba and vibes Commissioned by respected educator Dr. John Bradley, this spicey Latin tune will appeal to everyone who plays or hears it. The fiery salsa groove alternates with a half-time feel on the bridge to create an extra twist. Lots of full ensemble work and an open solo section round out this exciting piece. Ryhthm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Duration 5:24  standard jazz ensemble Named after an ancient town in western Portugal, this Metheny-esque Latin number combines a strong melody, solid ensemble work and an open solo section (written solos provided for all). The irresistible groove will make it a favorite of bands and audiences alike. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:26.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces)
Vision - City Of Hope Whole Enchilada, The You're Not The Bossa Me
Vision - City Of Hope
Retail Price: $66.00
Whole Enchilada, The
Retail Price: $45.00
You're Not The Bossa Me
Retail Price: $52.00
Rhythmically challenging Latin-funk piece, recorded on "Departure" (DMP 493). Very moderate brass ranges. Medium advanced From the opening notes to the final chord, this exciting Latin original features a strong melody, open solo space for all (written or ad lib), and plenty of full ensemble work. Duration 3:05.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 players) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn & vibes This easy-going, feel-good bossa nova is the perfect follow-up to a high energy tune. It contains a combo featuring solo tenor sax, trumpet, and trombone (written solos provided) that "converses" effectively with the rest of the band. The composer's sturdy, yet gentle melodies and rhythms solidify the subtle impact of this great piece of music for advancing groups. A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included; rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 6:25.  standard jazz ensemble plus 5th trumpet
Zebrano
Zebrano
Retail Price: $52.00
Emulating the exciting style of Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D'Rivera, this catchy Latin tune for advancing groups alternates between Afro-Cuban and samba grooves. Chord changes for the open solo section are included for alto, tenor, trumpet and trombone, and a 30-bar drum solo leads to a dynamic, hard-to-forget finish! A guitar chord chart by Jim Greeson is included in each set. Duration 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble