A ballad is the great way to feature a strong soloist, but what if the ballad is not written to feature the correct instrument? "Afterglow" solves this problem by including solo parts and ensemble parts in EACH PART of the jazz ensemble. Any player in the band can play the solo part while the rest of the players play their ensemble parts. Correlated with the Standard of Excellence Advanced Jazz Ensemble Method, the improvisation portion of the solo part includes a written out embellished version of the melody.
- Sorenson, Dean