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Black and Blue (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue (What Did I Do to Be So)
Fats Waller & Harry Brooks/arr. Victor Lopez - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here's a beautiful bluesy Fats Waller ballad originally from 1929 that's very playable by young jazz groups. The tempo is around 82 bpm with a straight-eighth ballad feel, there are smooth and... view details

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EEasy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
Body and Soul Body and Soul
arr. Matt Harris - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

You simply cannot go wrong with this Matt Harris chart on this great jazz ballad ideally set as a tenor sax solo feature! The tempo is about 98 bpm with the tenor solo written and improvised.... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$52.00
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$10.00
Body and Soul Body and Soul
Johnny Green/arr. Dave Wolpe - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

There's no better way to feature your alto soloist than with this arrangement! It's one of the most important ballads in the jazz repertoire, and Dave's chart brings out all of its lush beauty. A big,... view details
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MMedium
$60.00
Additional Score 
$10.00
Cerulean Blue Cerulean Blue
Gregory Yasinitsky - Kendor Music, Inc.

Here's a playable feature for your trombone soloist!  The lyrical melody, rich harmonies, double time solo section, and roaring shout chorus make it a juicy number any young soloist would be proud to play.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Chase the Clouds Away Chase the Clouds Away
Chuck Mangione/arr. Mike Lewis - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Need a pretty ballad?  This is ideal for younger players as arranged by Mike Lewis. It has plenty of unisons and harmonies in thirds with no individual solos and the 1st trumpet range goes only to written,... view details
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A Child Is Born A Child Is Born
Thad Jones/arr. John Denton - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This wonderful jazz standard by Thad Jones moves smoothly through a few styles - first as a ballad, then as a moderate jazz waltz, then as a bossa in four, and back to the jazz waltz feel - all the while... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$8.00
Closer Than You Think Closer Than You Think
Bret Zvacek - Kendor Music, Inc.

Looking for a perfect change-of-pace for your next program or festival? This beautiful ballad gives you the opportunity to showcase either your alto sax, trumpet or flugelhorn soloist. The pensive melody is... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$7.00
Crystal Silence Crystal Silence
Chick Corea/arr. Mike Tomaro - Hal Leonard Corporation

Recorded in 1972, Chick Corea's Return to Forever album is recognized as one of the landmark albums of jazz fusion. Along with the jazz standard La Fiesta, the mesmerizing ballad introduced on this... view details

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MMedium
$50.00
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$7.50
D'Ann D'Ann
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

This beautiful bossa/ballad features flugelhorn and was recorded on the Fun Time CD. The rhythm is in a bossa nova style with some beautiful ensemble orchestration and interesting chord changes. Highly... view details

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Day Dream Day Dream
Ellington & Strayhorn/ed. Jeff Lindberg - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Day Dream is a beautiful alto saxophone ballad feature by the genius of Billy Strayhorn. The tempo is around 72 bpm and the instrumentation is five saxes, one trumpet, three trombones, piano,... view details

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AAdvanced
$70.00
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$14.00
Don't Stop Believin' Don't Stop Believin'
arr. Paul Murtha - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the group Journey, this powerful rock ballad from 1981 has enjoyed renewed popularity thanks to the hit TV series Glee as well as multiple uses in film and even on Broadway. Sure to be a hit with... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
Dreamsville Dreamsville
Henry Mancini/arr. Vince Gassi - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Dreamsville is an outstanding ballad-style arrangement of a beautiful Henry Mancini song. Arranged by Vince Gassi, the tenor sax 1 part has a few melody phrases and a brief solo. The 1st trumpet range... view details
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EEasy
$42.00
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$7.00
Embraceable You Embraceable You
George Gershwin/arr. Roy Phillippe - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! This tender, sweet arrangement captures the essence of the Gershwin ballad. Your students can get some good experience recognizing the diminished chords found here. Stylistically... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$52.00
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$9.00
Europa Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)
Santana & Coster/arr. Victor Lopez - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Europa is a terrific rock ballad for your tenor sax soloist with no improvisation, and is all written and they just don't get any better than this. The features include a lead trumpet range to written D... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
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$9.00
Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
Santana & Coster/arr. Eric Richards - Hal Leonard Corporation

One of Carlos Santana's more memorable compositions is this instrumental hit from 1976. Along with Santana's own recording, the version by saxophonist Gato Barbieri also became a hit that same year. This... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$55.00
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$5.00
Everlasting Everlasting
Gordon Goodwin - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

As recorded by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band on the CD That's How We Roll, but minus the woodwind doubles, saxes only. Arranged for flexibility, it's a beautiful solo feature for C instruments, alto sax,... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$70.00
Additional Score 
$11.00
 
That's How We Roll Jazz Ensemble CD 
$18.98
Goodbye My Heart Goodbye My Heart
Mike Smukal - Alfred Music Publishing

A haunting lyrical melody, lush voicings and dynamic contrasts are but a few of the winning features of this alto sax feature.  This ballad at an accessible grade level also has some spots where the full band... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Harlem Nocturne Harlem Nocturne
Earle Hagen/arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Every aspiring jazz player is familiar with this haunting ballad that achieved notoriety as the theme song for television's Mike Hammer series. While not a feature ballad, the saxophone section takes the... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
A Hefti Dose of Basie A Hefti Dose of Basie
Patrick Williams - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here's one of those outstanding charts where the title vividly describes the contents. Paying homage to the great Neal Hefti and the iconic Count Basie Orchestra, Patrick Williams has composed a chart... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$80.00
Additional Score 
$14.00
Hello Hello
arr. Rick Stitzel - Hal Leonard Corporation

Adele's megahit ballad adapts nicely for young players in this well-paced arrangement by Rick Stitzel. A solo alto sax starts things out, then the melody is passed to the trombones, and then the full band... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
I Can't Get Started I Can't Get Started
Vernon Duke/arr. Victor Goines - Alfred Music Publishing

Every student of jazz should have an opportunity to play this beautiful jazz ballad.  Done here as a trumpet solo feature, it receives a more contemporary treatment than usual, but retains all the character... view details
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MMedium
$52.00
I Dreamed a Dream I Dreamed a Dream (from "Les Miserables")
arr. Roger Holmes - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here's the touching ballad from the landmark musical and recent motion picture "Les Miserables" in a nicely paced and solidly scored arrangement for younger jazz ensembles. With no solos, it's a beautiful... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$5.00
I Will Always Love You I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton/arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation

Whitney Houston will always be remembered for this signature ballad. Here is a great-sounding arrangement that features a written solo for alto saxophone, tasteful ensemble accompaniment lines, and later a... view details

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EEasy
$40.00
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$5.00
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
George Bassman/arr. Rick Hirsch - Hirsch Music

Here's a wonderful update of Tommy Dorsey's classic theme song. It's totally playable by high school jazz bands, yet it also sounds great with college and professional groups. It's written as a trombone... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$58.00
Additional Score 
$7.50