|Arroz Con Pollo
"Arroz Con Pollo"
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Percussion
Feel: Grooving, Bouncy, Bright
When I think of Cuba, I think of one thing; Nickel mines! Moa, Cuba (aka "The Sudbury of the Caribbean") has had Canadian assistance in its mining for quite some time now. From what I can tell, it is much better for Canadian companies to poison far-away water than Canadian water. Makes sense!
Instruments: Organ, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Trumpet, Trombone, Sax, Horns
Feel: Bouncy, Grooving, Relaxed
This is my impression of a tv show street party scene scored by a composer from the 90s. #TexasSharpshooterFallacy
Instruments: Bass, Drums, Strings
Feel: Grooving, Bright, Action
Need an upbeat vaguely urban-sounding piece to run under your video outro? That's why I made this! You're welcome.
Instruments: Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar
Feel: Calming, Grooving, Bright
What makes a Bossa Nova a Bossa Nova? Whatever it is, this has it double! Or maybe it is just compensating for its relatively simple chord progression. Enjoy your Bossa! Probably. Probably a Bossa Nova.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, EP, Synths
Feel: Relaxed, Grooving
This is like... the ultimate in high-class non-offensive music. You can have this going at the hippest highest-class hotel in the world, and it'll feel at home. You can also put in less-classy places to make them feel classier! Like the opium den you built in your garage, or that tiny closet at your office where lunch-room recyclables go to get sticky and smell bad. I mean seriously... I don't think they ALL started out sticky. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
|Casa Bossa Nova
"Casa Bossa Nova"
Instruments: Piano, Flute, Bass, Percussion, Organ, Guitar, Mellotron
Feel: Calming, Grooving, Humorous
Okay, the tuning on the bass is a bit off here and there, but the heart is in the right place.Throw a filter on this and use it an your waiting area jam. Or on-hold music. Or pre-show music for your militia function. I'm sure the calming aspects would be very welcome in all the situations! Oh, you can also use this in your dance routines. Because bossa novas rock! ... or they Bossa... not sure. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Piano, Percussion, Bass
Feel: Grooving, Relaxed
A groovy little piece excellent for an evening at your local cabana. You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Instruments: Percussion, Bass, Organ, Horns
Is it a samba? Probably. It also depends on how broadly you define a samba. Percussion comes in heavy later in the piece with a pile of street drummers for a thicker feel. I'm having a hard time describing the exact groove of this piece. "Slightly whiter than average samba"? You can download this in uncompressed format here. Download comes with individual tracks so you can make your own mixes.
Feel: Mysterious, Intense
Intimate guitar dance piece, probably too rubato to be an actual Sardana, but it didn't sound enough like a Farruca to call it that. "Vaguely Spanish Guitar Music" also seemed wrong. You can download this in uncompressed format here!
Sheet Music: Available!
Feel: Bouncy, Dark, Humorous
Super odd fast-and-loose samba-like concoction with wibbly wobbly bits for extra added fun times.
Instruments: Bass, Percussion, Brass, Steel Drums, Piano
Feel: Bouncy, Bright, Grooving, Uplifting
If you don't get it from the title, I can't help you. The bass player is pretty awesome. Sort of island-y... in a hyper-real way.
This piece of music is available in an uncompressed format here.