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Ballad For The Babu is a sextet arrangement of one of my big band charts (LINK).  A beautiful, soulful ballad with good changes; if you have a soloist that likes emotional, slow rides this is the one for you and your group.  The alto sax takes the melody on the mp#, but it’s scored for a Flugelhorn solo as well.


I’d consider letting the rides finish this one out, but a return to the head is also possible.


Scored for Flugelhorn, Alto Sax, Trombone, and rhythm section.


Ballad For The Babu as a sextet is published by Marina Music Press and is available at:

Ballad for the Babu copy.mp3Rudy Volkmann
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