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
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
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
For Lillian is a fresh, lyrical and flowing ballad featuring the trumpet section on optional flugelhorns. It's very playable, yet richly musical, and gives the melody to every section at some
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
This great standard gets an easy treatment for young jazzers. It's a straight-eighth ensemble ballad that's played at about 90 bpm with the emphasis focused on melodic playing. A tasteful written solo for
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
At around 72 bpm, Is That All There Is? is a beautifully melodic ballad solo feature for tenor saxophone. The solo part is fully written with chord symbols provided for improv
Recorded by Count Basie on the album Have a Nice Day, this expressive ballad is a study in subtle ensemble textures and colors, with muted brass, delicate piano fills, and a directed ending that closes in a
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
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