MIDI Styles Set 6: Jazz & Latin
This Styles Set concentrates on jazz and latin styles for Band-in-a-Box. We've made 25 styles, including jazz styles from the pre-swing, swing, and modern era. Latin styles include sambas, cha-chas, salsa and modern Latin styles. Jazz styles include "Wynton_K", "Wes", "Dexter" & several styles using brushes for drums.
Caribe, Jazz Bossa Style [J_CARIBE.STY]
This alternative bossa style has more jazz elements than the regular bossa style. Strings & guitar at 'b'.
Django2, Jazz Swing [J_DJANG2.STY]
Features two rhythm guitars only. Try offsetting the timing by: Edit, Slide Tracks, set Strings (2nd Guitar) to +7 and check both upper boxes.
Django, Jazz Swing [J_DJANGO.STY]
Features two rhythm guitars with piano & bass (no drums) a la Hot Club of France. If you are not using General Midi (GM), set Strings to acc.guitar.
Dolfin, Jazz Bossa/Swing combo [J_DOLFIN.STY]
The 'a' section is Bossa, 'b' section is Swing. Tip: set your part markers one bar back so that fills will be in the new rhythm.
J. Smith, Jazz, Organ Trio [J_JSMITH.STY]
In this jazz-swing organ trio style, the jazz organ (B3) patch is used (GM #19). This will load automatically if your module is GM compatible. Or select jazz-organ.
LMays, Pop-Jazz Pad Style [J_L_MAYS.STY]
A PMeth/Mays jazz-pop straight 8ths style (t=100-150) with frt. bass, muted guit, drums and two pad patches; Pno=GM#51(SynStrs); Strs=GM#104(Star Theme).
MilesD Fast Jazz Style [J_MDFAST.STY]
A very up tempo (t= 200-350) jazz style, the 'a' section features acc.piano, acc.bass and drums.
Miles1 (50s) Jazz Style [J_MILES1.STY]
A jazz swing style (t=100-200) with p/b/d. 'a' style has drums providing low volume shots with bass in two feel. 'b' features a Red Garland comp over walking bass.
Misty, Slow Ballad Style [J_MISTY.STY]
A very slow jazz-swing ballad style (t=45-75) with p/b/d, B3 organ and acc. guitar . 'a' style has smooth piano comp with organ pad. Bass in '2'. In 'b' pno. plays a 4/4 comp and guit. is added.
No Piano, Duo Style [J_NOPNO.STY]
A Jazz-swing style (t=95-200) with acc.bass and drums only. Ideal for G. Shearing harm. or pno/guit players.
Piano & Bass only [J_PNO&BS.STY]
This jazz-swing style features acc. piano & bass only (no drums). The comping in the 'b' section is more rhythmically active.
Wes Groove Style [J_WESGRV.STY]
A med-slow-swing groove (t=90-145) jazz style with p/b/d. 'a' section has piano comping with bass in '2' and drums on hi-hat. 'b' style has walking bass and ride cymbal.
Wes Waltz Style [J_WESWLZ.STY]
A jazz waltz (t=105-180) with p/b/d, guitar and strings. 'a' style has piano, bass and drums only. 'b' style adds jazz guitar and strings. The bass is in '1'.
Wynton K. 2) [J_WYNT_2.STY]
This is a trio Wynton Kelly jazz comping style. The piano comping has less chordal embellishments than WYNT_K. Features p/b/d.
Wynton K. (Chord Embel ) [J_WYNT_K.STY]
This is a trio Wynton Kelly jazz comping style with p/b/d and more chordal embellishments than WK2.
Bass & Brushes Style [J~BAS&BR.STY]
A Jazz-swing style (t=100-200) with only b&brushes thru-out. Ideal for G. Shearing harm. The drum patch change (GM-Drums #41) works automatically on GM modules like the S. Canvas.
Dexter, Bop w/Brushes Style [J~DEXTER.STY]
A medium to up bop style (t=100-200) with acc.piano, acc.bass and brushes on 'a' section.
Dolfin, Jazz Bossa/Swing combo [J~DOLFIN.STY]
Uses brushes. The 'a' section is Bossa, 'b' section is Swing.
Easy, Swing w/Brushes Style [J~EASY.STY]
A simple,smooth swing style which works well as vocal accompaniment for most standards. Features p/b/g and brushes (w/strings at 'b').
Laura, Ballad w/Brushes [J~LAURA.STY]
A slow jazz-ballad style (t=50-100) with p/b/d/g & organ. 'a' style has p & b, organ and brushes. Map drum note #69 to 40(See Readme file). 'b' style adds guit with pno in a 4/4 comp.
MilesD Waltz w/Brushes Style [J~MD_WLZ.STY]
A jazz-waltz style with brushes in the tempo range of 100-200.
Monty Trio style [J~MONTY.STY]
This is a jazz-swing trio (p/b/d-br) with some of the comping elements of Nat Cole or MontyA. 'a' sec. has a Ray Brown '2' feel w/brushes. 'b' sec. has bass in '4' and ride.
Oleo, Bop w/Brushes Style [J~OLEO.STY]
This jazz-swing style (t=110- 250) features p/b and brushes in the 'a' section. In the 'b' section, strings and guitar are added.
So Nice, Jazz-Bop w/Brushes Styl [J~SONICE.STY]
This jazz-swing style sounds good in a tempo range of 85-200 and features p/b and brushes (with the ride cymbal in the 'b' section).
Windows, Fast Waltz w/Brushes St [J~WINDOW.STY]
This jazz-waltz style can be played in a tempo range of 100- 200. It features p/b/brushes with guitar & strings in the 'b' section.
Arriba, Latin Salsa [L_ARRIBA.STY]
This is a modern Samba with salsa Piano, Ac.Bass (w/pushed down-beats thru-out), Ac.Guit. & synth strings. The tempo range is 150- 350.
Churro, Latin Mexican Samba, [L_CHURRO.STY]
This is a samba with a mexican feel, featuring salsa Piano, Bass, Drums, Ac.Guitar & Brass. The drums are more lively in 'b' section with timbales etc. (t=200- 320).
Fiesta, Latin New Samba [L_FIESTA.STY]
A party-like Samba feel from N.E. Brazil which is used in a Salsa line-dance. With p/b/d/g/ & brass. t=150-300. Brass lines only active in b section, so no 'vary style in mid. chor.'
Havana, Latin Cuban Mambo [L_HAVANA.STY]
A Cuban Latin Mambo style (t=100- 200) with salsa Piano, Ac. Bass, Drums, Ac. Guitar and Brass fills (more prominent in 'b'section).
Macaro, Latin Dance Craze [L_MACARO.STY]
A current Latin hit with El. Piano, Slap Bass, Drums, Ac. Guitar and Square Wave.
Salsa, Latin Samba [L_SALSA.STY]
Salsa Samba with Bright Piano, Frt. Bass, Drums, Ac. Guitar & Muted Guitar (on String inst.). Tempo range: 200- 340.
Jobim1, Latin Bossa [L~JOBIM1.STY]
This emulates the original, simple Bossa style. Tranquil thru-out, it features Ac. Piano, Ac. Bass, Ac. Guitar, Drums with brushes & Strings.
Serena,Pop Latin Jazz, 16ths Roc [L~SERENA.STY]
This rock-bossa-samba (w/brushes) has a serene feeling and a jazz flavor.16th note feel. El.Pno, Frt.Bass, Drs, Ac.Guitar & Strings. Tempo range: 80-110.
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