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Name some great saxophone solos!!!


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#21 of 37 Reginald Trent

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Posted May 30 2003 - 05:26 PM

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

#22 of 37 Mikael Soderholm

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Posted May 31 2003 - 12:46 AM

Well, Lou Reed's Walk On The Wild Side ends with some pretty good sax work, supposledly from none other than mr David Bowie!
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#23 of 37 Jan H

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Posted May 31 2003 - 02:21 AM

Wayne Shorter on Steely Dan's "Aja"

Sonny Rollins "Blue Seven"

I also like Joshua Redman's version of "Tears in Heaven"

#24 of 37 Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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Posted June 01 2003 - 01:03 AM

There's a great sax solo in "Happy Ending," a real unknown gem of a song from Joe Jackson's Body and Soul.
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#25 of 37 Jon Sheedy

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Posted June 01 2003 - 02:32 AM

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

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#26 of 37 Lee Scoggins

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Posted June 01 2003 - 03:02 AM

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

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#27 of 37 MarkHastings

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Posted June 01 2003 - 03:46 AM

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.

#28 of 37 John Kotches

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Posted June 01 2003 - 04:58 AM

Mikael said:

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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!

Close. The saxophonist on the disc is Ronnie Ross, who once taught David Bowie.

Based on the style, I'd say that Ronnie Ross was a big fan of Gerry Mulligan's Posted Image

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#29 of 37 Mikael Soderholm

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Posted June 02 2003 - 12:53 AM

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Close. The saxophonist on the disc is Ronnie Ross, who once taught David Bowie.

I stand corrected.
However, in my defence, I must say that my knowledge came from a Swedish Music Trivial Pursuit game Posted Image.
As a Bowie fan, I should have checked Teenage Wildlife...
A great solo, anyway.
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#30 of 37 Henry Gale

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Posted June 02 2003 - 02:30 AM

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.

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#31 of 37 Charles Gurganus

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Posted June 02 2003 - 02:58 AM

Don't know the player but on McCartney songs "Bluebird" and "Listen to What the Man Said".
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Posted June 02 2003 - 07:14 AM

The outro of Traffic's "Low Spark of High-heeled Boys"
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#33 of 37 Ron Etaylor

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Posted June 03 2003 - 01:05 PM

Gotta second Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty.

#34 of 37 Carlos Mendoza

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Posted June 04 2003 - 04:27 AM

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.

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Posted June 06 2003 - 05:48 AM

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.
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#36 of 37 Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

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Posted June 07 2003 - 01:39 AM

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Posted June 07 2003 - 02:55 AM

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..."Posted Image
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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