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Jazz Ensemble Ballads (193)
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Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen/arr. Paul Cook - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This is simply a beautiful number for young jazz bands!  Rich and slow, it's easy to play and sounds delightful.  Paul Cook's arrangement is great for developing phrasing and style, and he even includes a solo... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
EEasy
$38.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
The Party's Over The Party's Over
Jule Styne/arr. Willie Maiden - Sierra Music Publications

This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. There is wonderful ensemble writing that is playable by most bands, and it also features a short improvised solo... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
AAdvanced
$48.00
Additional Score 
$10.00
The Passage The Passage
Gordon Goodwin - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

As recorded by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, this is a luscious alto sax ballad feature at 74 bpm. It's a lyrical vehicle with rich harmony and textures, soaring ensemble figures, and... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
AAdvanced
$68.00
Additional Score 
$12.00
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
Placid Placid
Rick Hirsch - Hirsch Music

As its title suggests, Placid is a peaceful, restful ballad. Take your audiences to a quiet, clear night with a fresh blanket of snow as the lovely melody carries through the entire piece, and is passed... view details
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Combo with Flexible Instrumentation
MMedium
$18.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Poolside Poolside
Neil Yorke-Slader - Neil Yorke-Slader

Poolside is a wonderful ballad that works for all levels of jazz ensembles. The very moderate ranges make it accessible, and allow the focus to be on the trademark Basie ballad style. Rhythm... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Prayer Meetin' Prayer Meetin'
Matt Harris - Kendor Music, Inc.

Feature a young pianist with this gospel style ballad. The solo is entirely notated except for a short section where the pianist needs to improvise over an easy 4-bar sequence. The slow, infectious groove is... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Psalm Psalm
John Coltrane / Wynton Marsalis - Jazz Lines Publications

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Jazz Ensemble 
AAdvanced
$50.00
Additional Score 
$15.00
Pure Imagination Pure Imagination (from "Wille Wonka and the Chocolate Factory")
Bricusse & Newley/arr. Craig Skeffington - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

If you haven't heard this gorgeous ballad from "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," now is the time. A sensational and easy-to-play alto sax solo feature, this arrangement is scored with lush harmonies... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$48.00
Additional Score 
$10.00
Quality Time Quality Time
Gregory Yasinitsky - Kendor Music, Inc.

This accessible ballad in the style of Count Basie emphasizes lyricism, lush harmonies, unified phrasing and a wide range of dynamics. Composed for developing big bands, it features a memorable melody... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
EEasy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Radiant Morning Radiant Morning
Dan Torosian / Paul Baker - Bakers Jazz and More

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Jazz Ensemble Trumpet Feature
MMedium
$45.00
Additional Score Trumpet Feature
$8.00
Radiant Morning Radiant Morning
Dan Torosian / Paul Baker - Bakers Jazz and More

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Jazz Ensemble Tenor Sax Feature
MMedium
$45.00
Additional Score Tenor Sax Feature
$8.00
Radiant Morning Radiant Morning
Dan Torosian / Paul Baker - Bakers Jazz and More

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Jazz Ensemble Alto Sax Feature
MMedium
$45.00
Additional Score Alto Sax Feature
$8.00
Remembering Thad Remembering Thad
George Shutack - Kendor Music, Inc.

Paying tribute to the great Thad Jones, this expressive ballad provides a perfect showcase for flugelhorn or trumpet. The beautiful melody is supported by a lush harmonic pad, and the lyrical solo part is... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
EEasy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Round Midnight Round Midnight
Monk & Williams/arr. Mike Tomaro - Hal Leonard Corporation

Few jazz ballads have been performed as often as this one. It makes a wonderful solo vehicle for alto sax in this sensitive arrangement, which includes a double-time feel that alternates with the traditional... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
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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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
Additional Score 
$10.00
Round Midnight Round Midnight
Williams & Monk/arr. Mike Smukal - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

It's always good programming to include a ballad and here's a warm and tender ballad feature for your tenor sax player. This timeless jazz tune, recorded by countless jazz artists, is scored for developing... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$44.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
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
Additional Score 
$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
Additional Score 
$7.00
Samantha Samantha
Sammy Nestico - Kendor Music, Inc.

This beautiful contemporary ballad features your tenor sax in front of some nice ensemble work. Sammy wrote this chart for Count Basie, and we're glad he made this arrangement so that all bands can add this... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Saving All My Love for You Saving All My Love for You
arr. Paul Lavender - Hal Leonard Corporation

Set here in a medium-slow swing style, this bluesy version of Whitney Houston's first-ever number 1 chart hit will go together quickly and sound great! Featured are short, written solos for alto sax and... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Saving All My Love for You Saving All My Love for You
arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is a beautifully scored version of Whitney Houston's popular ballad from 1985, her first recording to reach number 1 on the pop charts. Mark Taylor passes the melody around to different sections, but the... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
The Second Time Around The Second Time Around (Edited 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 their album Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$11.00
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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Level
Price
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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$52.00
Additional Score 
$11.00