Name some great saxophone solos!!!

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  1. JordanS

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    Hello Friends


    Some of mine are:

    "Your Latest Trick" (Live, and Studio) Dire Straits

    "Us and Them" - Pink Floyd

    "Go Fishing" - Roger Waters



    I would love to get some recommendations on great solos and go over to my brothers house, who has a high speed connection, and download them!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Karl_Luph

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    I want to say Sam Butera played sax on alot of Louis Prima records. I can honestly say, I can't think of many bands that had as much fun swingin' it as these cats. Also check out "Last Call For Alcohol" by Julia Lee, there's a sweet little sax solo in it. It's hard to beat swing for some great horn work.
     
  3. MatS

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    while I don't condone downloading in leiu of purchasing...

    my favorite sax solo of all time is by Clarence Clemons on

    "Jungeland" by Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band (Born To Run)

    sends chills down my spine everytime I hear it
     
  4. Lin Park

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    Check out some of the live Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet band stuff - "Turn the Page" comes to mind with some good slow sax work. Others that come to mind are:

    Huey Lewis and the News
    Stan Getz (with Lionel Hampton is nice)
    Cannonball Adderley ("Things are Getting Better" is awesome and includes Milt Jackson)
    Sonny Rollins ("Blue 'n' Boogie")

    Enjoy!!!!!!
     
  5. Gary->dee

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    "FM" Steely Dan (probably one of the best)

    "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" Pink Floyd

    Speaking of which, I just mentioned to a friend the other day that I think Roger Waters must have loved sax solos because of the number of them in Floyd songs. The last track "Two Suns In The Sunset" from the Final Cut album that Waters did with Floyd also ended with a sax solo.
     
  6. John Kotches

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    Steely Dan's FM and Deacon Blues are great tracks, both of which were done by Pete Christlieb.

    Steely Dan's Doctor Wu has a great alto solo by Phil Woods

    The Rolling Stones' Waiting on a Friend featured a killer Tenor solo from Sonny Rollins.

    Stings cover of Little Wing has some very tasty soprano work from Branford Marsalis.

    I know some others will have other suggestions, but these top the list of my saxophone work on popular music discs.

    Regards,
     
  7. David Head

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    In addition to some great ones already listed, here are a few more:

    Gerry Rafferty Baker Street
    Candy Dulfer Lily Was Here
    Glenn Fry You Belong To The City
    Bob Seger Turn The Page

    David
     
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    the last track on Steely Dan's Two Against Nature has got to be one of the best solos I have heard (that wasn't coltrane [​IMG])
     
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    The solo on the Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" (Sticky Fingers) is another great one.
    -Ken
     
  11. Ken_McAlinden

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    The collected recordings of Junior Walker & the All-Stars. "Shotgun" if I have to pick just one.

    Maceo Parker's work on just about everything such as James Brown's "Cold Sweat"

    The insane "Blow me some 'trane" solo on James Brown's "Super Bad" by St. Clair Pinckney (I think).


    Regards,
     
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    "Just The Way You Are" by Billy Joel
     
  13. Mike Broadman

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    John Coltrane- Transition, Brazil, Africa, My Favorite Things, India.

    Hank Mobley- Soul Station

    Cannonball Adderley- So What

    Wayne Shorter- Pinocchio

    Charlie Parker- everything

    Sonny Rollings- The Bridge

    Paul Gonsalves- Dimuendo and Crescendo in Blue (from Duke Ellington's Newport album)

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    just to name a few out of, like, a bazillion [​IMG]
     
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    I don't know if it's "great" but I've always thought that Mel Collins's sax playing on King Crimson's "Ladies of the Road" (on the Islands album) was highly interesting.
     
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    Yes, it is great [​IMG]

    Collins is an amazing player- lots of energy and imagination as well as technical ability. His work with Crimson was pretty adventurous and I love what he did in Camel as well.
     
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    I also love the Clarence Clemons (Springsteen) solos, and I'll throw in another one by "The Big Man" for good measure--the solo on "Born to Run" (the song) is great.
     
  18. JordanS

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    Thank you for the recommendations!

    I think I might be buying some Steely Dan CD's!!!

    Thank you again!
     
  19. John Styrnol

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    Anything by Michael Brecker. Also anything by Bob Berg.
     
  20. James Corey

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    In a slightly diverted vein, check out Duke Ellington Live at Newport 1956 (double CD version in real stereo for the first time !) for the track "Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue".


    They've got a tenor sax player named Paul Gonsalves who just blows his nuts off in this tune. The excitement is palpable.

    There's a short review of it here
     

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