This ballad was written by Gerry Mulligan shortly after he arrived in California in 1952. He originally arranged it for eight horns with rhythm section: alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, 2
Bayou Farewell is an original, melancholy, Pat Metheny style ballad with straight eighth notes and a beautiful melody. Graham Breedlove's use of color is superb in this solo feature for soprano
You simply cannot go wrong with this Matt Harris chart on this great jazz ballad ideally set as a tenor sax solo feature! The tempo is about 98 bpm with the tenor solo written and improvised.
Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays. It begins with a written piano solo and moves into a lush ensemble setting. There is a short, improvised Tenor solo
This beautiful bossa/ballad features flugelhorn and was recorded on the Fun Time CD. The rhythm is in a bossa nova style with some beautiful ensemble orchestration and interesting chord changes. Highly
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Here's one of Neil Yorke-Slader's most imaginative compositions! The introductory chorale paints a beautiful picture of the sun rising over the north coast of Prince Edward Island. Switching gears smoothly,
Here is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter standard Easy to Love. This short and quite danceable chart exemplifies the Kenton band's warm and rich ensemble sound
As recorded by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band on the CD That's How We Roll, but minus the woodwind doubles, saxes only. Arranged for flexibility, it's a beautiful solo feature for C instruments, alto sax,
From the acclaimed CD Basie & Beyond comes this emotional ballad for tenor or soprano sax that will touch the hearts of performers and audiences alike. Lush chords and a tender piano introduction set
As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, Heidi is the third movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. A gorgeous solo feature for alto saxophone throughout, this piece builds from a
The famous version as performed by the Stan Kenton Band!
Kris Berg has composed a beautiful, sensitive and mature solo feature for B-flat, E-flat instruments or trombone. The ensemble is equally important in this setting at around 74 bpm that transitions
This is a beautiful arrangement by Bill Holman that features alto saxophone throughout. Set as a straight-eighth ballad, this chart was originally written for Charlie Parker to perform with the Stan Kenton
Rich DeRosa has composed a fascinating, brooding, and pensive composition entitled Mixed Emotions. Set in a very contemporary feel with lush harmonies and reasonable brass ranges (the
Here is a wonderful alto saxophone ballad feature by master composer Patrick Williams. Optional woodwind doubles are for alto flute and clarinet and there are optional parts for two horns in
One of Horace Silver's few ballads, Peace ia a lovely chart with a short form. It begins with the bass playing the melody with cup mute trombone and alto sax in a quiet contrapuntal accompaniment.
John Fedchock's chart on this Monk classic is an all-out trombone solo feature, though it also showcases the band's restraint and ability to shift dynamically between piano and fortissimo. The
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