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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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,
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
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,
Here's one of those outstanding charts where the title vividly describes the contents. Paying homage to the great Neal Hefti and the iconic Count Basie Orchestra, Patrick Williams has composed a chart
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
Lush Life is one of the finest ballads ever by a brilliant composer and gifted arranger. As played at around 88 bpm and moving into a double-time bossa section leading into 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
Check out this ever-popular ballad from the group Journey... the melody is truly captivating! The chart is easy and goes into a swing feel as arranged by Victor Lopez. This very nice ballad features a
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