This Carl Strommen ballad is written as an alto sax solo feature, but also includes solo parts to allow a trumpet or trombone to play the solo part. This classy rock ballad allows you to feature one of your
Many of Thad Jones' original compositions were recorded by the Harry James Orchesta and this chart beautifully illustrates how jones had such a unique talent for writing within the
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
This easy big band release from 1954 features a beautiful trumpet solo, played as written, in an expressive ballad setting. Flowing legato figures dominate throughout, and a brief trombone solo and a 16-bar
Written by French composer Leo Delibes in 1874, The Maids of Cadiz was mostly known as a vocal piece before arranger Gil Evans heavily reworked it for inclusion on his 1957 collaboration with
Feature your alto sax or trumpet/flugelhorn soloist on this contemporary ballad with a subtle touch of rock built in. This exceptional and accessible chart features lush backgrounds that will make
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Rich DeRosa has composed a fascinating, brooding, and pensive composition entitled Mixed Emotions. Set in a very contemporary feel with lush harmonies and reasonable brass ranges (the
Although the first hit recording of this enduring standard was by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1940, Hoagy Carmichael's The Nearness of You has remained popular through the ages with recordings by
Largely based on pianist Ahmad Jamal's original recording, Gil Evans' studio ensemble arrangement of New Rhumba serves as an outstanding vehicle for one of Jamal's devoted musical disciples,
With a haunting melody, this minor-key ballad is the perfect feature for promising alto saxophone or trumpet/flugelhorn soloists. The featured solo part is fully written, although some embellishment by the
This moving, lyrical ballad features solo flugelhorn or trumpet throughout with written and improvised sections, a double-time bossa in the midsection, and a strong, dramatic finish. The saxophone section
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
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