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Jazz Ensemble Ballads (26)
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A Ballad A Ballad
Gerry Mulligan - Jazz Lines Publications

This ballad was written by Gerry Mulligan shortly after he arrived in California in 1952. He originally arranged it for eight horns with rhythm section: alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, 2... view details

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Jazz Ensemble Small Band
MAMedium-Advanced
$50.00
Additional Score 
$20.00
Bayou Farewell Bayou Farewell
Graham Breedlove - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Bayou Farewell is an original, melancholy, Pat Metheny style ballad with straight eighth notes and a beautiful melody. Graham Breedlove's use of color is superb in this solo feature for soprano... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$10.00
Close to Home Close to Home
Lyle Mays/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays. It begins with a written piano solo and moves into a lush ensemble setting. There is a short, improvised Tenor solo... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$52.00
Additional Score 
$11.00
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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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$56.00
Additional Score 
$6.50
Duke Ellingtons Sound of Love Duke Ellingtons Sound of Love
Mingus, C - Hal Leonard Corporation

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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$5.00
Easy to Love Easy to Love
Cole Porter/arr. Lennie Niehaus - Sierra Music Publications

Here is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter standard Easy to Love. This short and quite danceable chart exemplifies the Kenton band's warm and rich ensemble sound... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$48.00
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$10.00
Ever Braver, Ever Stronger Ever Braver, Ever Stronger (An American Elegy)
Gordon Goodwin - Walrus Music Publishing

Orchestral in nature, An American Elegy was written in tribute to the American spirit in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It features written trumpet, flute and clarinet solos and requires... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$40.00
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$4.00
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
$65.00
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$11.00
Georgia on My Mind Georgia on My Mind
Hoagy Carmichael/arr. Sammy Nestico - Hal Leonard Corporation

From Ray Charles to Doc Severinson, everyone has a different approach to this bluesy ballad, but nobody does it like Sammy Nestico! When he adds his masterful touch, the result is a chart that is destined to... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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MAMedium-Advanced
$6.00
Grace Grace
Jones & Lubbock/arr. Quincy Jones & Sammy Nestico - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

From the acclaimed CD "Basie & Beyond" comes this emotional ballad for tenor or soprano sax that will touch the hearts of performers and audiences alike.  Lush chords and a tender piano introduction set the... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$9.00
Here's that Rainy Day Here's that Rainy Day
Jimmy Van Heusen/arr. Dee Barton - Sierra Music Publications

The famous version as performed by the Stan Kenton Band!

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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$42.00
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$10.00
I Worship You I Worship You
Cole Porter/arr. Oliver Nelson - Sierra Music Publications

This arrangement by Oliver Nelson is a gorgeous alto saxophone solo feature of Cole Porter's ballad I Worship You. The alto soloist can either perform the completely written solo part as originally... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$48.00
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$11.00
If You Could See Me Now If You Could See Me Now
Tadd Dameron/arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

Tadd Dameron's ballad If You Could See Me Now receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman. Trumpet (or flugelhorn) is featured throughout. The ballad, with a... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$10.00
Lover Man Lover Man
arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

This is a beautiful arrangement by Bill Holman that features alto saxophone throughout. Set as a straight-eighth ballad, this chart was originally written for Charlie Parker to perform with the Stan Kenton... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$48.00
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$10.00
More Than Once More Than Once
Thad Jones - Jazz Lines Publications

This beautiful ballad arrangement of the Thad Jones original composition More Than Once features a trumpet solo written for Harry James with a big band. Thad's use of lush harmonies and rhythmic... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$65.00
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$20.00
My Foolish Heart My Foolish Heart
Victor Young/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written. It is very much in the style of the "Kenton Ballad," featuring the trombone section in a slow, richly harmonized... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$10.00
My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers/arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have ballad feature for alto saxophone. Let your alto player (or trumpet...parts provided for either) shine on... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$11.00
People People
Arr. Don Sebesky - Sierra Music Publications

Recorded on Maynard Ferguson's "New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson" album, here's a fantastic trumpet feature for a fantastic trumpet player! The band parts are not too difficult, but the alto sax necessarily... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$47.00
Round Midnight Round Midnight
Monk & Williams/arr. Dave Wolpe - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Dave Wolpe sets this timeless and beautiful Cootie Williams and Thelonious Monk classic as a flugelhorn feature. The band and soloist get to stretch out some in a double time interlude before returning to the... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$10.00
Ruby, My Dear Ruby, My Dear
Thelonious Monk/arr. John Fedchock - Jazz Lines Publications

John Fedchock's chart on this Monk classic is an all-out trombone solo feature, though it also showcases the band's restraint and ability to shift dynamically between piano and fortissimo. The... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$75.00
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$20.00
Samantha Samantha
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Originally written for and played by Bud Shank, this showpiece for alto sax features a wide dynamic range and calls for a soft, smooth approach to background figures. Although written solo lines are provided... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$56.00
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$7.00
The Second Time Around The Second Time Around (Pro Version)
arr. Billy Byers - Sierra Music Publications

Much like the arrangements of Quincy Jones, Billy Byers provided the Basie band with some of their best music ever recorded. From Basie's album "Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$52.00
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$11.00
A Song for Sarah A Song for Sarah
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

Recorded on the "Fun Time" CD, this beautiful ballad features piano and some gorgeous section features. Highly recommended! ... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$56.00
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$6.50
Sophisticated Lady Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington/arr. Mike Crotty - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Arranged especially for the USAF Airmen of Note, this alto sax ballad feature is outstanding in every respect. The introduction features the trombones, followed by the alto solo with piano, development,... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
Additional Score 
$10.00