Has there ever been a ballad played on a jazz gig that hasn’t been described as beautiful? We don’t think so!
So, as a service to jazz musicians and audiences worldwide, we are delighted to present the Ballad Thesaurus, edition #1.
In this first version, the words are just listed alphabetically. You probably need to know what a word means before you use it (or maybe not – it could be fun!).
How to use: Ballad Thesaurus is easy! Instead of “and now we’d like to play a beautiful ballad by….”, just choose a new word to replace “beautiful”.
- “Here is a majestic ballad by Billy Strayhorn”
- “Next we’d like to play a voluptuous ballad by Mills and Boon”
- “It is our great pleasure now to present a fragile and yearning ballad by Meat Loaf”*
See what we did there? We combined two adjectives in the one sentence!!
Here it is in PDF format for you to print: Ballad thesaurus
Enjoy your new, more wordy, poetic gigs.