Latin Jazz Guide, A Path to Authentic Percussion and Ensemble Performance
Latin Jazz Guide is an efficient, easy-to-use guidebook for performing 12 of the most common Latin Jazz styles and is intended to be an important resource for band directors, musicians and arrangers alike. Percussion solution and jazz rhythm section scores are presented, along with performance tips, brief background and listening examples.
A companion website, latinjazzguide.com, has been designed to be a hub for posting, discussions and questions and answers about all things Latin Jazz. Additional resources and styles, along with exclusive video examples, are available to those who purchase the book.
“Latin Jazz Guide is a great resource to any jazz band director and/or musician who wants to get deeper into Latin jazz performance practice. A much needed book, accompanied by great website resources, that can make a difference when seeking to understand the musical traditions necessary to achieve superior performance results. Bravo, James!”
-- Felipe Salles, Brazilian-born composer, saxophonist and educator, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.