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The Latin Read Book is the only professional-level Latin fake book ever published. It features nearly 600 pages of lead sheets for today's best contemporary and classic Latin jazz, salsa and Brazilian music, with detailed transcriptions, exactly as recorded, to help bands play in authentic Latin styles. Many tunes include bass lines for each section, piano montunos, and horn counter-lines. The Latin music book includes a bilingual foreword and vocabulary listing, song lyrics in Spanish, Portuguese and/or English, a rhythm section appendix, sources for the recordings, and convenient spiral binding. Outstanding artists represented include Ray Barretto, Eddie Palmieri, Ruben Blades, Puerto Rico All-Stars, Tito Puente, Irakere, Los Van Van, Ivan Lins, Tom Jobim, Toninho Horta, Jo Bosco, Milton Nascimento, Airto, Mario Bauza, Dizzy Gillespie, Daniel Ponce, Seis Del Solar, Chick Corea, Arsenio Rodriguez, Celia Cruz, Perez Prado, Orquesta Sensacion, and many more! 177 songs including "Afro Blue," "Alonzo," "Amantes," "Amor," "Armando's Rumba," "Bacchanal," "Brasileiro," "Cachita," "Claudia," "Club Morocco," "Contigo En La Distancia," "Cubanita," "Dèjame Sonar," "Don Quixote," "E'," "Entregate," "Estoy Como Nunca," "Frevo," "Guararè," "Indiferencia," "Jogral," "Juan Pachanga," "Kalinda," "La Vida Es Un Sueno," "L-grimas Negras," "Lamento Borincano," "Linda Chicana," "Lo Que Va A Pasar," "Midnight Mambo," "Novena," "Rio," "Sabor," "Sambadouro," "Song for Chano," "Soy Antillana," "Y Hoy Como Ayer," "Y Tu, Que Has Hecho?," and more!
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Comments about Hal Leonard The Latin Real Book - C Version:
This book is too much for me. I'm not a serious latin player. I just wanted a fake book with melody leads and chords thinking it would include a lot of well known tunes. This book is for an experienced latin player who wants a lot more than that. I think I know enough to say that it is well done for what it is. But it isn't what I was looking for. It has a lot of melody, bass, and written out harmony sections. It looks like a piano transcription of latin jazz band charts. In other words, it's a lot more detailed than a typical fake book.