Nora is a beautiful swing ballad featuring an alto saxophone soloist and is taken directly from the flexible instrumentation small group chart with the same title. The solo part can be played as
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
This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. There is wonderful ensemble writing that is playable by most bands, and it also features a short improvised solo
As recorded by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, this is a luscious alto sax ballad feature at 74 bpm. It's a lyrical vehicle with rich harmony and textures, soaring ensemble figures, and
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.
Poolside is a wonderful ballad that works for all levels of jazz ensembles. The very moderate ranges make it accessible, and allow the focus to be on the trademark Basie ballad style. Rhythm
This accessible ballad in the style of Count Basie emphasizes lyricism, lush harmonies, unified phrasing and a wide range of dynamics. The full ensemble has the memorable melody at the top and continues for
This beautifully composed rock ballad features your lead alto saxophone player. With rich harmonies providing a lush cushion behind the soloist, it is a substantial offering that is also
Don't miss this ensemble ballad in the style of the great collaborations between Count Basie and Neal Hefti. Your young jazz band is sure to get the crowd on the dance floor with this one! A terrific
A lush jazz ballad solo feature for alto sax, tenor sax or trumpet/flugelhorn, Radiant Morning features a full-ensemble introduction leading into the beautiful and melodic solo. The sax
As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra on their album Berlin Dialogue for Orchestra, A Relative Calm is a beautiful ballad that features trumpet throughout. There is very little improvisation,
Paying tribute to the great Thad Jones, this expressive ballad with rich harmonies and flowing lines provides a perfect showcase for flugelhorn or trumpet. The beautiful melody is supported by a lush
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