Gerry Mulligan's composition A Ballad, originally done on the same 1953 session as Westwood Walk, has a George Shearing-esque piano, guitar, bass statement on the theme, which is then
As recorded by Miles Davis and Gil Evans on the iconic 1958 Porgy and Bess album, here is the original studio ensemble arrangement. Instrumentation: Solo Trumpet or Flugelhorn; Woodwind 1: Alto Saxophone;
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The most famous and frequently covered portion of "Black, Brown and Beige," Come Sunday is without a doubt the best example of a jazz hymn. There is a sense of reverence and awe throughout the
Blues Theme Mauve serves as a surprisingly dark finale for the middle movement of "Black, Brown and Beige." The arrangement stays at a slow and burdened pace throughout, with the lyrics delving
One of the most moving pieces in the repertoire, Strayhorn's Blood Count is a beautiful and devastating alto saxophone feature.
As recorded by the Kenton band on the 7.5 on the Richter Scale album, this all-time great standard receives a fresh sound with the impeccable scoring talent of Marty Paich. This arrangement has it all:
This tribute to the great tenor player, Michael Brecker, provides a brilliant feature for the first tenor sax player. Built around the style of Brecker when Percival first saw him at the Bottom Line in
A moving and respectful tribute to Cannonball Adderley, this alto sax and bass feature reminisces on the ballad and medium swing aspects of Cannonball's playing. The chart begins with a free modal bass
Now in print for the first time, this was originally written in 1987 for the Richard Stoltzman album titled Ebony, featuring the Woody Herman Big Band. Duke Ellington's Come Sunday featured
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,
One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton band. Recorded on the "Stan Kenton Plays Chicago" CD. This is one of two original pieces by Bob Curnow from this album. Features a 3-horn melodic
For No One in Particular is a very lyrical jazz ballad featuring tenor saxophone with a bit of Kenton-ish flavor. The trumpet section needs some power.
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