I enjoy playing this Latin-style music because it combines interesting melodic passages with clever rhythmic and supportive ensemble parts, and opportunity to improvise in support of the groove.
In response to a request from Ekerette Uko, here is a track called Mueva Los Huesos or ‘Move Your Body’. It was written by Gordon Goodwin, an American pianist, composer and arranger and played by the Big Phat Band. The style is a Latin-American groove I would describe as being in the tradition of the big bands. It is jazz-influenced and has a childlike almost naive cheerfulness. The style has a mixture of very tight sectional phrases played by the brass and saxophones, with a guitar and bass in the rhythm section and I think three drummers playing a complex layered line. There are also solos for soprano saxophone, trumpet and percussion.
The thing about playing with brass players is they are very much into rhythmic precision making sure that the players synchronise their articulations, staccato, legato, marcato, breathing, tone, and dynamics. This presents some challenges for the bass because it is slow to speak as they say and most players would as in this video opt for a bright trebly sound in this case focused on the bridge pickup.
This tune was on the programme of a show I played with the West City Jazz Orchestra in West Auckland 25th March 2017.