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Musical Brainsstorm Help Requested: Need Examples of Saxophone (Vanity)
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Posted on 10/03/2010 12:53:45 PM PDT by Lou L

Greetings, fellow Freepers...my 10 year-old has recently taken up a musical instrument, the saxophone. She's interested, and although there's an obviously long road ahead, I was hoping to collect some examples of the saxophone to get her some additional exposure to the sound.

Looking for musically-inclined to assist with a brain-storming list. Obviously, I'd like to hear examples of jazz or blues, but I'd like to include rock, pop, and even orchestral genres as well. What songs or artists would you suggest as a good example of saxophone play?


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1 posted on 10/03/2010 12:53:50 PM PDT by Lou L
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To: Lou L
I'd stay away from this guy.


2 posted on 10/03/2010 12:57:25 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Lou L
I played the sax. A great instrument. The greatest song ever, IMHO.
3 posted on 10/03/2010 12:57:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I've seen a satellite image proving that Ed Schultz is so fat that he can be seen from outer space.)
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To: Lou L

Charlie Parker - there is a movie of his life called THE BIRD but as he gets hooked on drugs and dies young I would skip that.

Fantastic jazz sax though.


4 posted on 10/03/2010 12:58:03 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: Lou L
You MUST turn her on to the great Gato Barbieri
5 posted on 10/03/2010 12:58:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Larry Lucido

ROTFLMAO!!!!! Oh man....


6 posted on 10/03/2010 12:58:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I've seen a satellite image proving that Ed Schultz is so fat that he can be seen from outer space.)
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To: Lou L

Dexter Gordon


7 posted on 10/03/2010 12:59:27 PM PDT by not_under_duress
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To: Lou L
Grover Washington Jr
8 posted on 10/03/2010 12:59:52 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Larry Lucido
Oh yeah ! Clinton had a gawd-awful tone when he played on Arsineo's show.

And he was supposed to be an award winner too in college

9 posted on 10/03/2010 1:00:08 PM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Lou L
Klaus Doldinger
10 posted on 10/03/2010 1:01:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lou L

Intro music to the original “The Blob” movie. Classic 50’s rock n roll sax.


11 posted on 10/03/2010 1:04:09 PM PDT by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: Lou L

I would suggest a site you can get some Sax clips from - www.realsax.com. This is operated by a high-school buddy of mine that has figured out an interesting business model. Go take a look.

In any case, you’ll find some MPG clips of Sax playing different genres. Jim was an aces Sax player when we were in High-School together. He was the guy doing arrangements for our Stage Band in 11th grade fer instance. The turkey took up trumpet since then as well and sounds better than I ever did on it!

Hopefully it’ll give you the ammunition you’re looking for.

Steve


12 posted on 10/03/2010 1:05:32 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: Lou L

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WqazleR3FE


13 posted on 10/03/2010 1:07:12 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Lou L

Slow part of the sax solo on “Us and Them” on Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)


14 posted on 10/03/2010 1:07:30 PM PDT by woops
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To: fremont_steve

This all sounds like great stuff, everyone! Thanks for your input so far...


15 posted on 10/03/2010 1:08:27 PM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty is a good one.


16 posted on 10/03/2010 1:08:33 PM PDT by weeder
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To: Lou L

“Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty

“Wild Weekend” by Tom Shannon

“Yep!” by Duane Eddy (Steve Douglas - saxophone)


17 posted on 10/03/2010 1:09:05 PM PDT by relictele (Me lumen vos umbra regit)
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To: Lou L

Audioholics discusses the best rock saxophone solos ever:

http://www.audioholics.com/news/editorials/exploration-of-the-best-rock-saxophone-solos


18 posted on 10/03/2010 1:09:17 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Lou L
Baker Street
19 posted on 10/03/2010 1:10:18 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Lou L
I would suggest, ‘The Best of Spyro Gyra’. Very nice!!
20 posted on 10/03/2010 1:10:55 PM PDT by PushinTin (NEVER, argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience!!)
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To: Lou L

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSq8ZBdSxNU
Sax kicks in at 2:23. Steve Norman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcxhIjA5e4w
Live alto work at 2:55 and 3:54.


21 posted on 10/03/2010 1:11:01 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Lou L

Bobby Keyes (on numersous Rolling Stones songs and others), and Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.


22 posted on 10/03/2010 1:11:59 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Lou L
Turn the Page
23 posted on 10/03/2010 1:12:06 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Lou L

Glenn Fry, “You belong to the city” - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_Belong_to_the_City


24 posted on 10/03/2010 1:12:17 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Lou L
My Favorite Things by John Coltrane.
25 posted on 10/03/2010 1:12:48 PM PDT by sharpee
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To: Lou L
My Favorite Things by John Coltrane.
26 posted on 10/03/2010 1:12:52 PM PDT by sharpee
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To: mylife

Wow! Gotta have more Gato!


27 posted on 10/03/2010 1:13:29 PM PDT by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: Fantasywriter

Aja by Steely Dan as mentions in that link with Wayne Shorter. The sax and drums (Steve Gadd) on that are incredible. Fagen and Becker (Steeley Dan) are inane perfectionists but Steve Gadd supposedly played it in one take. Incredible.


28 posted on 10/03/2010 1:15:16 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: weeder; BluesDuke; PJ-Comix
Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty is a good one.

"Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty is a GREAT one. One of my faves.

For jazz, the first one that comes to mind is "Take Five" by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Ultra cool.

For R & B, "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)" by Jr. Walker & the All-Stars. Very soulful.

29 posted on 10/03/2010 1:15:16 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: weeder
Another of my favorites.
30 posted on 10/03/2010 1:16:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I've seen a satellite image proving that Ed Schultz is so fat that he can be seen from outer space.)
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To: Lou L

Grover Washington Jr.
Steely Dan


31 posted on 10/03/2010 1:16:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The greatest song ever, IMHO.

Ah, I didn't know you would be linking to "What Does It Take" by Jr. Walker & the All-Stars when I wrote my post 29. GMTA!

32 posted on 10/03/2010 1:17:38 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: Lou L

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take 5


33 posted on 10/03/2010 1:17:46 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Lou L
This fellow is good but plays with some odd bands. Didier Malherbe
34 posted on 10/03/2010 1:18:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Frantzie

Wow—I did not know that. Interesting backstory!


35 posted on 10/03/2010 1:20:21 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Lou L

Dont let that Grover Washington clip put you off to exploring his music. The sound was dragging on the tape.


36 posted on 10/03/2010 1:21:00 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lou L

No solo but they get some camera time:

Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’ (Hanson)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG0DqhfDbY


37 posted on 10/03/2010 1:21:07 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: Charles Henrickson
My problem with that song is, once I play it once, I can't stop playing it over and over and...

I'm still listening to it. LOL! My favorite song of all time.

38 posted on 10/03/2010 1:21:14 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I've seen a satellite image proving that Ed Schultz is so fat that he can be seen from outer space.)
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To: Lou L

Is it an alto or a tenor sax? (I doubt it’s a soprano or baritone.) Tons of great players on each.

Tenor suggestions include John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, alto players - Charlie Parker, Phil Woods, Paul Desmond, etc., etc..


39 posted on 10/03/2010 1:22:31 PM PDT by drierice (The 'stimulus' cost more than 6 years of the Iraq war.)
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To: Lou L

The greatest sax solo ever can be found on Duke Ellington’s “Diminuendo and Cresendo” from “Live at the ‘56 Newport Jazz festival”. What was supposed to be a two bar sax interlude turns into a 20 minute purely improvosational sax solo that just COOKS. It added 20 years to Ellington’s career which was essentially over until this magic night. The sax player in question was Paul Gonsalves.


40 posted on 10/03/2010 1:22:38 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Lou L

Bobby Keyes discography here...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Keys

Can’t You Hear Me Knockin’ is one of my faves. Nice live version here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3cOyW0TPbI


41 posted on 10/03/2010 1:24:18 PM PDT by Hugin (Remember the first rule of gunfighting...have a gun..-- Col. Jeff Cooper)
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To: Lou L

Kenny G


42 posted on 10/03/2010 1:25:07 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Old Flat Toad

The Blob 1958 opening tune
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCtcgI4BcIQ


43 posted on 10/03/2010 1:25:47 PM PDT by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islam-ism)
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To: Fantasywriter

Yeah - if you search around on the net you will find it, the other players confirmed it. The session players they used are fantastic. Steve Gadd supposedly read the chart, put on the headphones, played the track and was done in one take. I can think of a dozen great drummers but this track is one of the best.

I doubt anyone on a Steeley Dan track did anything in one take.


44 posted on 10/03/2010 1:26:35 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Lou L

From the Rock and Pop arena:

Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF5dtePX5Jk

Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksa4VjKE3RY

Glenn Frey - I found Somebody - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8v2GtfhSGjE

Glenn Frey - You Belong to the City - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4ueaD22hg8

You might also look at some of bands that were part of the “Swing Revival” scene of the late 1990’s (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, etc) or the various ska bands out there. Some of those tunes have themes or lyrics that might not be appropriate for a 10 year old, though.

Hope this helps a bit!


45 posted on 10/03/2010 1:28:12 PM PDT by DemforBush (You might think that, *I* could not possibly comment.)
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To: Lou L

In the Rock genre, some Supertramp and Pink Floyd songs use a saxophone to nice effect.


46 posted on 10/03/2010 1:29:20 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Lou L
Lester Young's Kansas City Sessions are very accessible, with his marvelous saxophone playing standing out nicely in a small group session. And Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus features a lot of enjoyable saxophone by Booker Ervin at his best. Lastly, anything by Stan Getz, especially Getz/Gilberto showcases his beautiful, intelligent playing.
47 posted on 10/03/2010 1:29:56 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Lou L
Didier Malherbe

Bateau Vole

48 posted on 10/03/2010 1:31:04 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lou L

Candy Dulfer.


49 posted on 10/03/2010 1:31:04 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Lou L

King Curtis, Red Sears


50 posted on 10/03/2010 1:33:04 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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