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
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
Much like the arrangements of Quincy Jones, Billy Byers provided the Basie band with some of their best music ever recorded. From their album Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank
Much like the arrangements of Quincy Jones, Billy Byers provided the Basie band with some of their best music ever recorded. From Basie's album Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank
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