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Name some great saxophone solos!!!

Discussion in 'Music' started by JordanS, May 29, 2003.

  1. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Well-Known Member

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    Anything John Coltrane "A Love Supreme" "Impressions" "Giant Steps"

    Anything Charlie Parker "Embracable You" "Scrapple From The Apple" "Kim"

    Jackie McLean "Old Folks"

    Sonny Rollins “St. Thomas”

    Dexter Gordon “Broadway”

    Lester Young “Ad Lib Blues”

    Wayne Shorter "Yes and No"

    Grover Washington Jr. “Mister Magic”

    Maceo Parker with James Brown on “J.B’s Monorail”

    Lenny Pickett “Knock Yourself Out” from the group Tower Of Power’s Live and In Living Color Album/CD
     
  2. Mikael Soderholm

    Mikael Soderholm Well-Known Member

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    Well, Lou Reed's Walk On The Wild Side ends with some pretty good sax work, supposledly from none other than mr David Bowie!
     
  3. Jan H

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    Wayne Shorter on Steely Dan's "Aja"

    Sonny Rollins "Blue Seven"

    I also like Joshua Redman's version of "Tears in Heaven"
     
  4. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Well-Known Member

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    There's a great sax solo in "Happy Ending," a real unknown gem of a song from Joe Jackson's Body and Soul.
     
  5. Jon Sheedy

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    Check out the ending sax solo on the Manfred Mann's Earth Band track "Singing The Dolphin Through"....pretty wicked!

    JoN
     
  6. Lee Scoggins

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    Joe Henderson "Ask Me Now" on McCoy Tyner New York Reunion.

    Sorry, could not resist.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. MarkHastings

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    I agree with Lin Park on "Heuy Lewis and the News"

    I'll also add "On The Dark Side" by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.
     
  8. John Kotches

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    Mikael said:

     
  9. Mikael Soderholm

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  10. Henry Gale

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    Lee Allen needs to be mentioned in this thread. His greatest legacy may be the wonderful solos he took on Little Richard's hits, "Tutti Frutti," "Long Tall Sally," "Rip It Up," and "Good Golly Miss Molly."
    He also worked with many of the greatest New Orleans stars and finally, The Blasters.

    Jim
     
  11. Charles Gurganus

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    Don't know the player but on McCartney songs "Bluebird" and "Listen to What the Man Said".
     
  12. John_Bonner

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    The outro of Traffic's "Low Spark of High-heeled Boys"
     
  13. Ron Etaylor

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    Gotta second Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty.
     
  14. Carlos Mendoza

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    On Pink Floyd's album The Final Cut, in the song, "The Gunner's Dream", there is a saxophone solo that brings me near tears every time I listen to it.

    Then later, as the album ends with "Two Suns in the Sunset", the saxophone is amazing.

    Just one of the reasons I rate The Final Cut as Pink Floyds best album EVER.
     
  15. Dan Driscoll

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    The sax in The Working Hour, from Tears for Fears 2nd album, Songs From The Big Chair, is very good. I don't know who the musician is and it might even be a synthesizer, but if it is it's the best synthesized saxaphone I've ever heard.
     
  16. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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  17. Rachael B

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    I like Eddie Harris singing through his electrified sax on E.H. IN THE U.K. I like the way/s he said "baby", "ooouh baby..."[​IMG]
    As far as rock-ish sorts of thangs go, how about FREEDOM RIDER by Traffic, some of the sax solos by Pete Hancock for the Climax Blue Band, or Edgar Winter with or without his White Trash...SOLAR STRUT, A DIFFERENT GAME, COMPETITION....
     

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