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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2018, 11:24:58 pm »
I find people like John Coltrane a noise like shrieking lorry brakes.
Go and give a copy of 'Trane's "Ballads" a listen. Or his work on Miles Davis' "Kind Of Blue". Shrieking lorry brakes it most certainly is not.

Yep. I'm familar with those, but something made me think of A Love Supreme and that is a row. I've played modern piano since I was about 16 (classical before) and although I am a bit rusty these days, I see things through the piano eye. Sax players are like candles on the cake, it's the cake that matters and the most important bit is the chord instrument IMO  :lol: I like a bit of Bill Evans and Herbie Hancock. I am very very partial to a bit of rhodes piano with a progressive fusion band. Chick Corea, etc.

I haven't really listened to things like Ornette Coleman, purely because there are no keys. Cecil Taylor.....that's a different matter.

Progressive jazz apart, a good tune with a (tenor) sax has got to have a bit of organ behind it. Preferably with an organ bassline and a dirty leslie speaker as well. :D

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2018, 12:42:43 am »
Followed up by one of the most prophetic songs ever: This was done in 1980, makes you think.

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2018, 10:11:51 pm »
Loved em Rob, more...


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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2018, 11:20:23 am »
Not content with playing 1 saxophone, Davey Payne manages 2 at the same time with this one.

He pinched that trick off David Jackson of Van Der Graaf Generator...

...who pinched it from Rahsaan Roland Kirk, who regularly managed to cram three in his mouth...

http://wclk.com/post/steve-turre-salutes-rahsaan-roland-kirk-jazz-night-america-sunday-7pm

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2018, 03:41:13 pm »
Eddie Harris was a bit of a trailblazer with his "wrong mouthpieces". Particularly trombone on tenor sax. His 70s funk stuff is quite good.

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2018, 10:53:46 pm »
We also have one of the best: Geno by Dexy's Midnight Runners.


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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #31 on: March 02, 2018, 09:02:11 am »
There is some nice sax playing by the late Dick Heckstall-Smith on Colosseum's Valentyne Suite.

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2018, 11:05:23 pm »


the pictures are a bit odd but
Jan Garbarek is superb...

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #33 on: March 03, 2018, 09:35:45 am »
Forgotten about him but he is good too.

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2018, 09:42:15 am »
Dick Heckstall-Smith was a superb musician, and also my saxophone teacher. A lovely, generous man whose day job was lecturing at the LSE. He often used to play gigs with his fellow tenor player Art Themen, who during the day was neurologist. I got Dick to teach me  when I was 15 (I already played the clarinet and very basic sax) after attending a gig they did at the Seven Dials club in Covent Garden. The paint was blistering off the walls that night, and afterwards, I approached Dick and said, excuse me, that was amazing, do you give lessons by any chance? He did and I was round at his apartment the following week. As an opening exercise he got me to learn how to play the Charlie Parker theme Donna Lee. Not easy! 

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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2018, 02:16:51 pm »
Another Dick worth a listen is Dick Morrissey. If.
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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #36 on: June 28, 2018, 02:39:11 am »
Didn't realise at the time, but here's Klaus Doldinger  - of Das Boot fame.


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Re: Best Saxophone Song Ever
« Reply #37 on: September 06, 2019, 11:03:38 pm »
Resurrection of an elder thread...
Bat for Lashes (essentially Natasha Khan) have knocked it out the park with this one. Utterly brilliant. Hopefully a proper video will come later.
HMV had sold out so I'll have to get the vinyl later.