This piece was written in 2008 (revised – 2011) and is a jazz ballad written in the spirit of typical samples of this genre, which are known from the works of J. Coltrane, E. Garner and other prominent jazz musicians. For performers taking the initial steps in jazz, improvisation is written out in detail. For advanced performers, greater freedom and deviation is possible. “Ballade” can be used both in concert and in the pedagogical repertoire. Duration: cca 4’