The Latin Real Easy Book


  Afro-Cuban classics, Brazilian Music and Latin Jazz tunes, designed for classroom or professional use. Most tunes never seen in print before!

  Presented in "Real Easy" format:
Tune on one page, educational material on each facing page.

  Expand your band's repertoire with the vibrant, life-affirming sounds of LATIN MUSIC!

  Two books in one!

  • Part I - Easier tunes, for high school (or even middle school) ensembles.
  • Part II - More challenging tunes, for college or professional use.

  Like earlier "Real Easy Books," the educational material tailored for each tune includes: Scales for soloing, Piano voicings, Guitar voicings, Sample bass parts, etc.

  When needed, there are separate rhythm section charts &/or horn harmony charts to help your band play authentic-sounding versions of the tunes.


  The Rhythm Section Appendix gives the student a complete overview of all the major Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythmic styles, and sample parts for each player. So no prior experience with Latin music is necessary to start having fun!

275 pages, $32, spiral-bound.


Includes Tunes as Played or Written by:

Latin Jazz
Cal Tjader
Ray Barretto
George Benson
Poncho Sanchez
Andy Narell
Don Grolnick
Horace Silver
Paquito d'Rivera

Salsa/Afro-Cuban
Eddie Palmieri
Mario Bauza
Tito Puente
Tito Rodriguez
Orquesta Aragon
Descarga Boricua
Rebeca Mauleon
Hector Lavoe

Brazilian Music
Antonio Carlos Jobim
Djavan
Ivan Lins
Joao Donato
Chico Pinheiro
Luiz Bonfa
Moacir Santos
Baden Powell

AND MUCH MORE!

Complete List of Songs

Sample Song



Audio Files: Part 1

Below please find one-and-a-half minute excerpts of all the tunes in The Latin Real Easy Book. The "Buy Here" link will take you to one source for buying each complete song online. The great majority of these songs can also be purchased at www.rhapsody.com, where you can listen to the entire track of songs from a million different CDs, for about $13 per month. Downloads there are $1 per tune in most case, like iTunes, etc.

Title Artist Album Buy Here
Agua De Beber Astrud Gilberto Compact Jazz Buy Here
Agua De Beber Manfredo Fest The Colors of Latin Jazz Sabroso Buy Here
Around The Corner Larry Dunlap & Friends (unreleased)
Berimbau Sergio Mendes Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brazil '66 Buy Here
Berimbau Joquinho Bossa Nova Forever Buy Here
Bolero Para Paquito Hendrik Meurkens Slidin' Buy Here
Bolero Para Paquito Rudy Calzado & Cubarama A Tribute To Mario Bauza Buy Here
Caballo Viejo Roberto Torres Los 3 Grandes de la Salsa Buy Here
Caballo Viejo Sonora Poncena Night Raider Buy Here
Cafe Rio Larry Dunlap & Friends (unreleased)
Camaleao Batacoto Batacoto Buy Here
Camaleao Ivan Lins Anjo De Mimas Buy Here
Chucho Paquito D'Rivera Spice It Up Buy Here
Chucho Mario Bauza Tanga Buy Here
A Day In The Life... Stan Getz Big Band Bossa Nova Buy Here
De Repente Ilan Chester Ilan Canta Onda Nueva Buy Here
De Repente Gonzalo Teppa GT Contrabajos De Aldo Maro Buy Here
Estamos Ai Nadia Cancila & Robertinho de Paula Atras De Porta Buy Here
Estamos Ai Novo Mundo Se Queras Saber Buy Here
Inolvidable Tito Rodriguez From T.R. with Love Buy Here
Inolvidable Luis Miguel Romance Buy Here
La Cuna Ray Barretto La Cuna Buy Here
La Malanga Eddie Palmieri Superimposition Buy Here
La Mujer De Antonio Charanga de la 4 Interpreta a Matamoros Buy Here
Lagrimas Negras Mambo Kings Nostalgia Buy Here
Lagrimas Negras Celia Cruz Dios Disfrute a la Reina Buy Here
Lagrimas Negras Lucretia/Valdes/D'Rivera 3 Generations of Cuban Musicians Buy Here
Lamento Antonio Carlos Jobim The Man From Ipanema Buy Here
Lamento Ernie Watts A Twist of Jobim Buy Here
Let's Go Dancing Victor Feldman The Secret of the Andes
Liberated Brother Horace Silver In Pursuit of the 27th Man Buy Here
Little Sunflower Manny Oquendo & Libre Sonido Estilo y Ritmo Buy Here
The Long Way Back Andy Narell Fire In The Engine Room Buy Here
Lugar Comum Joao Donato Pure Brazil II Buy Here
Lugar Comum Carla Visi Carla Visi & Gilberto Gil Buy Here
Lugar Comum Paula Morlenbaum Agua Buy Here
My Latin Brother George Benson Bad Benson Buy Here
Nana Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge Off & On Buy Here
Pa' Gozar Armando Sanchez The Heart of Cuba Buy Here
Pare Cochero Orquesta Aragon Havana 1950 Buy Here
Pare Cochero Tito Puente Cha Cha Cha Is For Lovers Buy Here
Real Life Ray Obiedo Sticks & Stones Buy Here
Rico Cha Cha Cha Larry Dunlap & Friends (unreleased)
Rico Vacilon Orquesta America Cha Cha Cha Buy Here
Rico Vacilon Machito Vacation at the Concord Buy Here
Ritmo Remo Poncho Sanchez Afro-Cuban Fantasy Buy Here
Rua Bougainvilla Nelson Faria & Gilson Peranzzetta Buxixo Buy Here
Samba Do Aviao Antonio Carlos Jobim Samba & Bossa Nova Buy Here
Senor Blues Horace Silver Six Pieces Of Silver Buy Here
She Walks This Earth Sting A Love Affair - The Music of Ivan Lins Buy Here
She Walks This Earth Lee Ritenour Overtime Buy Here
Si Te Contara Tito Rodriguez A Man & His Music Buy Here
Si Te Contara Willie Colon Mis Favoritas Buy Here
Suavecito Septeto Nacional Our Cuba Buy Here
This Happy Madness Kenny Rankin Here in My Heart Buy Here
This Happy Madness Sinatra/Jobim The Complete Reprise Recordings Buy Here
Tin Tin Deo Dizzy Gillespie Essential Big Band Classics Buy Here
Tin Tin Deo Eddie Palmieri Listen Here Buy Here
Tin Tin Deo John Santos & Machete Ensemble Tribute to the Masters Buy Here
Tres Lindas Cubanas Orquesta Aragon Mambo Inspiracion Buy Here
Tumbao Cal Tjader Los Ritmos Caliente Buy Here
Tumbao Cal Tjader Monterey Concerts Buy Here
Viva Cepeda Cal Tjader Latin Concert Buy Here
Viva Cepeda Pete Escovedo Live ! Buy Here
Yuca Con Mojo Larry Dunlap & Friends (unreleased)
Zina's Zamba Pete Escovedo Watcha Gonna Do Buy Here


Audio Files: Part 2

Title Artist Album Buy Here
Acrobata One World Band (unreleased)
Ao Vento Chico Pinheiro Chico Pinheiro Buy Here
Asa Djavan Meu Lado Buy Here
Asa (Zoo Blues) Manhattan Transfer Brasil Buy Here
Asi No, Papa Mario Bauza My Time Is Now Buy Here
Azulito Mario Bauza Tanga Buy Here
Bananeira Joao Donato Pure Brazil II Buy Here
Bananeira Bebel Gilberto Tanta Tempo Buy Here
Bananeira Sergio Mendes Timeless Buy Here
Celeuma Djavan Vaidade Buy Here
Chakalaka Andy Narell Fire In The Engine Room Buy Here
Congo Yambumba Eddie Palmieri The Truth Buy Here
Congo Yambumba Vocal Sampling Una Forma Mas Buy Here
Dia Azul Djavan Vaidade Buy Here
El Mareito Mario Bauza Afro-Cuban Jazz Buy Here
Fuji Cal Tjader Ultimate Cal Tjader Buy Here
Guarare Ray Barretto Greatest Hits Buy Here
Havana ¡Qué Calor! Keeper of the Flame Buy Here
Heart of Darkness Don Grolnick Medianoche Buy Here
Hey, Bud Poncho Sanchez Instant Party Buy Here
Jobiniando Ivan Lins Jobiniando Buy Here
Ladies In Mercedes Gary Burton Real Life Hits Buy Here
Ladies In Mercedes Steve Kuhn & Steve Swallow Five By Five Buy Here
Mambo Rincon Mario Bauza Tanga Buy Here
Montuno Blue Ray Barretto Taboo Buy Here
Muneca Eddie Palmieri The Alegre Records Story Buy Here
No Borders Rebeca Mauleón Round Trip Buy Here
Nunca Contigo Eddie Palmieri Gold Buy Here
On A Sunday Afternoon Ray Barretto Ancestral Messages Buy Here
Opita's Opus Patato Valdes Unico y Diferente Buy Here
Partido Alto Airto Moreira The Colors of Life Buy Here
Partido Alto Azymuth Light as a Feather Buy Here
Passarim Antonio Carlos Jobim Passarim Buy Here
Passarim Joe Henderson Double Rainbow Buy Here
Que Le Den Candela Descarga Boricua Abrazate Buy Here
Renata Maria Ivan Lins Acariocando Buy Here
Rojo Y Negro Don Grolnick Medianoche Buy Here
Rompe Saraguey Hector Lavoe The Complete Studio Recordings - Vol. 1 Buy Here
Sabroso Guaguanco Louie Ramirez Tipico Buy Here
Sabroso Guaguanco Louie Ramirez New York City Salsa - Vol. 1 Buy Here
Sambroso Poncho Sanchez Afro Cuban Fantasy Buy Here
Smooth Samba Ed Smith (unreleased)
A Song For Horace Larry Dunlap & Friends (unreleased)
Soul Sauce Cal Tjader Soul Sauce Buy Here
Tassajara Pete Escovedo Whatcha Gonna Do Buy Here
There's A Storm Inside Chico Pinheiro There's A Storm Inside Buy Here
Triton Tito Puente Puente Caliente! Buy Here
We Kinda Music Andy Narell Little Secrets Buy Here