Featuring an alto saxophone or trumpet player in a tasty, rock ballad setting, this creative original features a gorgeous solo theme that is completely written. The ensemble provides a lush foundation
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
This budget-saving pack is an outstanding collection of four jazz charts for young players that includes Time Out by Ken Harris, Just Before I Close My Eyes by Larry Neeck, The
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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
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
This beautiful and iconic jazz ballad from the 1940s is a study in flowing phrases and lush harmonies. Rick Stitzel's setting for younger players focuses on the full ensemble along with brief written or
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
Since its release in 1971, John Lennon's poignant and sensitive song remains relevant and popular today. John Berry's arrangement for younger players is in the style of a rock ballad with a contemporary
In Your Dreams... is an exceptional ballad feature for solo trombone or tenor saxophone. The rhythmic and technical demands are minimal allowing rehearsal time to focus on musicality and
This beautiful ballad from the pen of George Shutack is the perfect showcase for your trumpet or alto sax soloist. The pensive melody and rich harmony combine to create a wonderful change of pace chart. The
Recorded by Count Basie on the album Have a Nice Day, this expressive ballad is a study in subtle ensemble textures and colors, with muted brass, delicate piano fills, and a directed ending that closes in a
Here's a very tasty rock ballad that can feature either alto sax or trumpet soloists with accessible, written solos. Just Before I Close My Eyes continues to be a top seller year after year.
This easy big band release from 1954 features a beautiful trumpet solo, played as written, in an expressive ballad setting. Flowing legato figures dominate throughout, and a brief trombone solo and a 16-bar
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