Recorded by the Strata Big Band
Arranged by John Wasson
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Cat #: W-50859


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Salsa - Difficult

Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing

Featured on the Chronicles CD by John Wasson's Strata Big Band, Señor Salsa is a festive and lighthearted Latin chart with strong ensemble lines featuring every section in the band. Built upon a Songo bass line groove, the chart progresses from a buoyant opening into featured solos by alto sax and trumpet, and then moves to a more subdued ensemble section providing room for the pianist to solo over the groove before opening up to a more substantial piano solo section. Afterwards the drummer and percussionist are given the opportunity to be showcased in a classic call and response percussion battle, and moving into a band breakdown which starts at the bottom and moves up to the entire ensemble; it culminates with a powerful statement of the melody lead by high energy trumpets and ending in a classic statement of the final melodic material. This chart calls for rhythmic independence on the part of every player in the ensemble.

The John Wasson Strata Big Band recording 'Chronicles' is available at the Summit Records website.


Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1: F6
Trombone 1: Bb4