This is a fierce Latin chart that will challenge everyone in the band! Composer/arranger Victor Lopez knows Latin music and he has put his heart and soul into this one. The complex baion Latin groove creates a light and exciting feel and solos are offered for tenor, trumpet and trombone with chord changes. The rhythm part is written out and lead trumpet range is to written C above the staff. Powerful, exciting and worth the effort!
Van Morrison´s hit arranged for the young player sounds hipper than ever! The swing groove sounds cool as the melody goes through the sections of the band -- sometimes unison, sometimes in harmony, it sticks with you. The solo section is written for all the wind players so you can pick anyone/everyone to play the written or ad lib solo. Easy to rehearse, this is a sure-fire winner that will be well received by the band and audience. (3:35)
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Holiday Jam, based on the traditional carol Angels We Have Heard on High, will be the highlight of your holiday concert performance. Written for the very beginning jazz student, this chart is carefully crafted for the limitations of the beginner. Arranger Victor Lopez provides many instrumentation options, easy ranges and rhythms along with a fail-safe solo section. Blues it up for the holidays!
Victor Lopez creates an exciting original merengue. Composed for the Miami-Dade Public Schools´ 2000 Superintendent´s Honors Music Festival, this is 100% Latin energy! Victor is an expert on Latin jazz ensemble charts -- he has proven himself time and again with outstanding arrangements for all difficulty levels. Mr. Papi offers a written-out drum part clearly specifying the merengue rhythms, and solos for the first tenor sax and first trumpet with written solos provided. It´s jam-packed with authentic Latin flavors.
Victor Lopez does it again! Year after year, Victor writes fresh, hot Latin charts that are extremely fun to play. Starting with a cool bass and bari sax lick, this gem of a chart moves to a well-conceived ´head´ with a trumpet and tenor sax lead. In the development of the tune, Victor switches from a songo to a salsa, and gives the solo opportunities to all the instruments. Believe it: no one else is writing Latin tunes that are this good! (3:55)
This is the funky chart you have been looking for -- a well-known soul melody with a great groove. The band will want to explore this chart as the bass player digs in and your alto sax soloist tears it up. A contagious Victor Lopez chart with lots of unison lines and a melody line that sticks in your mind. Keywords: soulful and contagious!