Recorded in 1972, Chick Corea's Return to Forever album is recognized as one of the landmark albums of jazz fusion. Along with the jazz standard La Fiesta, the mesmerizing ballad introduced on this
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
One of Carlos Santana's more memorable compositions is this instrumental hit from 1976. Along with Santana's own recording, the version by saxophonist Gato Barbieri also became a hit that same year. This
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
This flexibly scored combo set is for three-plus horns and rhythm section and includes four complete arrangements. Parts are included for Bb, Eb, C instruments plus Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums. Four great
Here is a wonderfully sensitive jazz ballad that features a tenor sax soloist throughout. This stunningly beautiful work features optional woodwind doubles and lush harmonies with muted brass textures.
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