This series of complete album transcriptions is a study of the Afro-Cuban style of trumpet playing. Machito’s band is the quintessential example of the genre, and his trumpeters, from Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros, and (on this album) “Doc” Cheatham, Joe Livramento, and Joe Newman showcase how to articulate, swing, and groove over a series of tunes that are just dripping with Afro-Cuban style.

These books each include the full lead trumpet part, plus any trumpet solos featured in the tunes. You can follow along with the original albums and hear exactly how they are meant to be played.