Jazz groups with a strong lead alto sax player will enjoy this ballad in film noir style. Its smoky harmonies and wistful melody are broken up with a double-time swing section before a powerful reprise at
A devastatingly beautiful ballad, this alto saxophone solo feature is one of the most evocative melodies in Ellington's repertoire. Only two-and-a-half minutes long, it is sure to be a crowd favorite. As
This gorgeous ballad that features trumpet or flugelhorn is now available to your band. Written in memory of Blue Mitchell, this tune was recorded by Louie Bellson on London Scene. Not only does it
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
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
Written for advancing groups to feature any solo instrument, this beautiful ballad with trumpets on flugelhorns changes to a double-time Latin feel for the middle improvisation section. Other than the
Here is a beautiful trombone solo feature where you can combine forces with a string orchestra in this lush work for jazz ensemble, or jazz ensemble alone. The string orchestra can easily be replaced or
Alan Baylock has created a sonic landscape for the full ensemble and a tenor saxophone soloist from one of Charles Mingus' most lovely and soulful ballads. The tenor gets the spotlight with an elongated
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
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