Stateside and Latin Collections

All of these graded charts are fully scored for 8 brass, 5 saxes and 4 rhythm. They will also work with a reduced instrumentation of 2 altos, tenor, 2 trumpets, trombone and 3 rhythm.

The parts and scores are all printed (not manuscript copies).

Optional high/low trumpet notation as appropriate. On intermediate level charts 1st Trumpet no higher than written C and 1st Trombone no higher than G. All except Despojo have written out very playable jazz solos.

Trombone and baritone sax solos are always cued onto treble clef parts to give maximum flexibility.

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  • A Night Like This

    Caro Emerald Big Band Girl Vocal. A laid back steady Latin number with a real warm Mediterranean late night style. The essential Latin percussion part is included. Learn More
  • Azulito

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL. Recorded by the Cuban band leader Mario Bauza and featured on the 1994 CD "Latin Jazz". Nascente NSCD008. Bring the excitement of this lively instrumental salsa to your next concert or club date. Plenty of section work, plus written out trumpet, tenor and trombone solos with riff backings and an open montuno section with a proper Cuban piano part. Top notes Bb for lead trumpet and G for trombone. The original album recording is in Bb. We have taken it down to F to keep brass ranges within an Intermediate Level. This chart will also work with 4 front line, 3 rhythm and 2 percussion Learn More
  • Blues for moderns

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL.Recorded by Don Lusher with the Ted Heath Band. This superb slow blues trombone feature has been tr. by Jerry Sheppard. Top note for trombone solo: G above middle C. The steadily building full band backing is well within the ability of the developing school band. Alternative B flat treble clef solo part included, suitable for trumpet or tenor sax. Key G. SPECIAL NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Chips n Salsa

    Phil Collins Big Band Instrumental Chart. Get into that Latin groove with Harry Kim's alto sax feature big band arrangement - just add a good portion of Latin percussion for a really tasty mix. From the album A Hot Night in Paris Key Dm NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Despojo

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL.From the 1997 recording "Paquito D'Rivera and the UN Orchestra Live at MCG". Jazz MCG 1003. The mysterious energy created by employing the Afro-Cuban 6/8 rhythm starting pp with the rhythm and percussion sections, joined by 'sotto voce' saxes and gradually building, provides a wonderful vehicle for solos. There is also plenty of work in this arrangement for the whole band. Separate Latin percussion part included. Top note C for lead trumpet. Key Eb. Learn More
  • Dindi

    BIG BAND LATIN INSTRUMENTAL. A superb Medium Easy slow bossa arranged by Jerry Sheppard as a feature for two Fugelhorns (or Bb clarinets) with full band backing and a specially written Latin bass line. The piece is introduced by two flutes (cued on saxes) with 'free' Afro-Brazillian percussion designed to create an atmosphere of mystery and anticipation. (A useful percussion guide is the instructional video 'Rhythms and Colours' by Airto Moreira Produced by DCI - VH0158). Two Latin percussion parts included. Key Eb. SPECIAL NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • In a mellow tone

    BIG BAND. From the album "Buddy Rich at Ronnie Scott's". This Ellington standard is always a great vehicle for solos. The chart has very playable written out solos for Tenor Sax and Trumpet and also includes driving sax and brass feature sections and a powerful last chorus with drum breaks. Originally in Ab but taken down to F to bring within an Intermediate Level. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Mi Tierra

    The title track from one of the most successful Latin albums of all time. Includes 3 additional percussion parts to help create the vibrant Cuban rhythms. Transcribed from the official music video on YouTube. A really great concert number. Learn More
  • Moondance

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. A chart by Jerry Sheppard presenting this great modern standard in a big band format. This is a really effective, but not difficult, mid tempo number. All sections are featured, plus written suggested piano and alto solos. Top note A for lead trumpet. Key G. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Night train

    BIG BAND. Jimmy Forrest took the 12 bar blues based 'Happy Go Lucky Local' created by Duke Ellington and turned it into this incredibly effective jazz standard popularised by Jimmy Smith and many others. With optional high/low trumpets our chart by Jerry Sheppard can be played with trumpet 1 no higher than E on the stave. Baritone solo cued on Alto 1, plus an open section with a blues scale. This is the perfect mid tempo number for developing jazz improvisation. Key Bb. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Oye Como Va

    Big Band Instrumental (with optional vocal) based on the original Tito Puente version, from the album "Party with Puente". A very effective but not difficult chart. Top note A for 1st trumpet. Includes optional flute or piccolo. Key Eb. Learn More
  • Shaft (theme from)

    Big Band Instrumental. The funky disco groove 1970's film theme (featured on the album Dicso Classics) for full Big Band. A really effective but not difficult chart. Key G Learn More
  • Take Five (salsa band)

    The vibrant salsa (mambo) version from the album "Party with Puente", CCD-4924-2.Arranged by Tito Puente. Transcribed by Shaun Byrne. Learn More
  • Watermelon man

    BIG BAND. An exciting full band arrangement of this Latin Rock classic. Suitable for student bands with trombones cued onto saxes. Written out piano, tenor and optional alternative flute/trombone/guitar solos with backing riffs and chord symbols, give maximum flexibility. Top note A for lead trumpet. A great Latin concert number. Key F. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Willow Weep For Me

    BIG BAND. One of the all time great standards. After a solo piano introduction the lyrical melody played by the 1st tenor sax is combined with an underlying 6/4 jazz swing backing from the rhythm section, with the full band joining on the second chorus. Open 12-bar sequence has written solos for flute and trombone before the brass and saxes return, building to a driving ff ending. Top note high C for lead trumpet. Key B flat. Learn More
  • You stepped out of a dream

    BIG BAND. Recreate the fabulous sound of the Clarke-Boland band of the 1970s with this laid back swing arrangement, with muted trumpet solo with sax and trombone backing, sax feature 'chase' section and full band last chorus with lush trombone chords. Top written not A for lead trumpet. Key C. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More

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