Oh, yes! This is a superb setting of the iconic jazz ballad that features the alto sax star in your band. The alto solo is mostly written with opportunities to improvise around the melody, and the ensemble
This beautiful ballad made famous by the great Etta James makes a perfect change of pace for any concert. Featuring a sultry tenor saxophone solo sprinkled with melodic replies from other sections and
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
Baby Cha-Che is a contemporary rock ballad solo feature for alto or tenor saxophone. The chart has a warm quality, full of optimism and emotion. The interesting harmonies make this work
With a tip of the hat to the great Neal Hefti, A Ballad For Basie is exactly the type of ensemble ballad that Count Basie was famous for. Featuring mostly full ensemble work, this one asks for
In 1959 Mercer Ellington assembled his dad's working ensemble in a New York studio to record an album known as "Colors in Rhythm." The idea was to take a few of Mercer's originals, along with some of Duke's
One of the last original pieces composed by the late Fred Sturm, this may be one of the most beautiful. Sensitively arranged by David Springfield as a quiet ballad concert piece with no improvisation,
Paul Simon's soulful rock ballad is set here at 88 bpm, and as arranged by Paul Baker is sure to please! The melody is first stated by trumpet 2 and tenor sax, there are no improvised solos, and the trumpet
Cathy's Army is a tender ballad featuring solo trombone. The other trombone parts are optional, making this a perfect chart for a band with incomplete instrumentation. In fact, the solo part can be
Channel Three is an exquisite ballad that features the trumpets and then goes into a hard-driving rock section for solos. Here's a very unique chart from the pen of former Maynard Ferguson Band
Looking for a perfect change-of-pace for your next program or festival? This beautiful ballad gives you the opportunity to showcase either your alto sax, trumpet or flugelhorn soloist. The pensive melody is
Oh yeah, a beautiful straight-eighth Ellington ballad! Come Sunday is played around 84 bpm with gorgeous voicings throughout. There are suggested or improvised solos for tenor and
A beautiful, concise, yet elegant ballad, Bob Curnow once again turns one of Pat Metheny's amazing compositions into an arrangement meant for a big band. Don't Forget (Renato's Theme) features a
Hey rock fans, here's a powerful rock ballad made famous by Journey, arranged for young jazz ensemble. From the opening line, this chart is magical to the band and the audience. It has no jazz solos, but if
From the group Journey, this powerful rock ballad from 1981 has enjoyed renewed popularity thanks to the hit TV series Glee as well as multiple uses in film and even on Broadway. Sure to be a hit with
Your flugelhorn or trumpet soloist is wonderfully showcased in this rock ballad that features a lyrically beautiful melody and lush harmonies. Everything about this chart is accessible, from the 80
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