Christmas Latin: Mambo
This up-tempo mambo treatment of the holiday favorite will be the hit of your Christmas concert. Piano and Bass start the feel and section by section joins in to get the intensity flowing. The very playable melody is stated first as a sax soli and then by the trumpets before a key change and a re-statement of the melody as each section gets a soli piece of the tune. The middle part of the arrangement features a written or improvised solo for 1st Alto Sax then 2nd Trumpet while the rest of the band lays down the chords and rhythmic figures to keep the mambo feel. A short drum solo leads back into the melody before the whole band shifts to a swing feel and then back to mambo to close it out.