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The Latin Brass Soloist.

The Latin Brass Soloist

by Gabriel Rosati

30 pages, discography, audio CD


ISBN 1-882146-24-7

Published by A.D.G. Productions


A native of Italy but currently based in Los Angeles, the trumpeter/trombonist/composer/arranger/bandleader/educator Gabriel Rosati has been at the forefront of Latin brass pedagogy and Latin American music for several decades. As a bandleader, Rosati has headed his Brazilatafro Project for over a decade, with several recordings to his credit, while fusing elements of Afro-Caribbean, Latin American and Brazilian rhythms with jazz and pop music. As an educator, his previous books on Latin American rhythms and the trumpet have enhanced the playing of many aspiring musicians throughout the world. His new book, "The Latin Brass Soloist," presents an extensive study pertaining to the various Latin brass styles of music, and includes charts and instructions on playing salsa, mambo, merengue, calypso, songo, cumbia, bomba and chachacha. The book features 50 examples, transcribed note by note from the superbly recorded CD that is included along with the book. Each example is recorded twice, the first track demonstrating the brass instrument playing along with the rhythm section of piano, bass and drums, while the second version only provides the rhythm section so that the brass player can practice along with the song. A well-balanced, well-selected discography rounds out this excellent Latin brass instructional package. Retail price is $20.95 U.S.

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Publication:Latin Beat Magazine
Date:May 1, 2008
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