El Ritmo de Vida (The Pace of Life). By Bob Washut. Jazz ensemble. For jazz band. First Flight Series. Jazz. Grade 1.5. Score and set of parts. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.60-1206H).
Bob has done a great job of incorporating all the rhythmic and harmonic elements of the authentic cha-cha style in this hip sounding new composition. Thanks to the growing interest in the music of Latin and South America this piece is sure to capture your students' attention, and it is a welcome addition to literature at this level.