In the tradition of Neal Hefti's classic L'il Darlin, 3am is a warm ensemble ballad that opens with a brief written solo for piano and features improvised solos for muted trumpet and tenor sax.
At the End of the Day is an exceptional ballad solo feature for alto sax or trumpet/flugelhorn. The solo and rhythm section parts are completely written and the ranges are modest with the
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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Here is a beautiful and creative adaptation of the familiar theme from Dvorak's "New World" Symphony. This arrangement is just what you need for that ballad spot for any performance. Written as a trumpet or
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
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
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
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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