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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:14 pm 
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Here are a few (name some more):

Groupie Girl- John Mayall

Low Spark of the High Heel Boys- Traffic

Money/Us and Them- Pink Floyd

Chunga's Revenge-Zappa


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:22 pm 
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Money/Us and Them- Pink Floyd

Chunga's Revenge-Zappa

also Floyd's SOYCD

Blood, Sweat & Tears' Somethin's Goin' On

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:34 pm 
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David Bowie - Sweet Thing


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:28 am 
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Lost Ageless; Coliseum

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Rahdley wrote:
Here are a few (name some more):

Groupie Girl- John Mayall

Low Spark of the High Heel Boys- Traffic

Money/Us and Them- Pink Floyd

Chunga's Revenge-Zappa

Check Van morrison for mellow or ian dury music :wink:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:38 am 
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How many people didn't want to take sax lessons after hearing Raphael Ravenscroft's playing on Gerry Rafferty's song "Baker Street"?

Also Phil Wood's solo on "Dr. Wu" by Steely Dan. I've heard that Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were so amazed by this first-take solo that they asked Woods to play it again because they couldn't believe what they had just heard.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:46 am 
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A slightly obscure one, and it may not be considered traditional "rock" per se, but Acid Mothers Temple And The Melting Paraiso U.F.O's track Electric Psilocybin Flashback has one of the most beautiful sax solos ever at about 6 minutes in

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

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Shotgun by Junior Walker.

Purple Lagoon/Approximate ZINY.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:06 pm 
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Shotgun by Junior Walker.

Purple Lagoon/Approximate ZINY.

Add Junior Walker's sax solo on Foreigner's Urgent. Really.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:51 pm 
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Jazzman Carole King very under rated writer/musician

"Jazzman" is a 1974 song performed by Carole King, from her album Wrap Around Joy. King provided the sheet music for the song, while David Palmer (formerly of Steely Dan) wrote the lyrics.

The song is best known for its lengthy saxophone solos, performed by Tom Scott, while King sings an ode to "the Jazzman" and the effect he has on her. Curtis Amy, saxophonist, composer, and former musical director for the Ray Charles band, was the "jazz man" of the song.[citation needed]

The single quickly rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974

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Bleeding Gums Murphy!

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The concept of the type of solo that makes one want to take up sax has already been raised.

Ian Underwood Whips It Out.

One of the best sax solos ever.

I realise that there will be a plethora of sax geniuses from the jazz world rolling in their graves but the jazz world is hide bound by its harmonic conceptual continuity. I've always had a wondering/wandering spirit and my attention span just can't handle their interminable solos. Too many gnat notes as FZ pointed out aptly, they often end up sounding like scale practice to me. I'm very selective about the jazz I listen to. When FZ said "Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny" he wasn't writing it off just lamenting where it had ended up in general.

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King Crimson - Fallen Angel [not sax though]/One more red nightmare/Starless

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I'm quite partial to the suppressed sax solo on "Who Needs the Peace Corps", that can be only heard on some bootleg versions, on some alternate takes found on "Lumpy Money", but alas, also the horrible 1984 remix.

I think it's safe to say that some of the best sax is found on progressive rock albums rather than classic/conventional/pop rock type setting. Off the top of my head, Tim Hodgkinson of Henry Cow, Mel Collins/Ian McDonald on King Crimson's early work, I wish I could say Elton Dean, but he was probably too jazz, still a marvelous improviser, his saxello solo on "Backwards" (see "Slightly All the Time" on Softs 3) is quite remarkable, as his alto solo on "Out Bloody Rageous" (same LP); David Jackson for Van der Graaf Generator, and of course Bunk & Ian, both of them were great sax soloists for FZ ensemble. Even Robert Martin played some reasonably good sax in the 1980s, but of course the 1988 saxists were even better. Now Albert Wing should've replaced Ian in 1973, rather than a certain bar-band bloke who sadly had two horrendous liabilities, regardless of his reputation: a) a tendency to over-sing and b) his sax playing was just way too "dirty" (read: off-key, poor intonation) for my taste.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:55 am 
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Ed Organus Maximus wrote:
I'm quite partial to the suppressed sax solo on "Who Needs the Peace Corps", that can be only heard on some bootleg versions, on some alternate takes found on "Lumpy Money", but alas, also the horrible 1984 remix.

I think it's safe to say that some of the best sax is found on progressive rock albums rather than classic/conventional/pop rock type setting. Off the top of my head, Tim Hodgkinson of Henry Cow, Mel Collins/Ian McDonald on King Crimson's early work, I wish I could say Elton Dean, but he was probably too jazz, still a marvelous improviser, his saxello solo on "Backwards" (see "Slightly All the Time" on Softs 3) is quite remarkable, as his alto solo on "Out Bloody Rageous" (same LP); David Jackson for Van der Graaf Generator, and of course Bunk & Ian, both of them were great sax soloists for FZ ensemble. Even Robert Martin played some reasonably good sax in the 1980s, but of course the 1988 saxists were even better. Now Albert Wing should've replaced Ian in 1973, rather than a certain bar-band bloke who sadly had two horrendous liabilities, regardless of his reputation: a) a tendency to over-sing and b) his sax playing was just way too "dirty" (read: off-key, poor intonation) for my taste.



I'm partial to some of the Passport/Doldinger stuff like Humunculuc and Fairy Tale. Also Charlie Mariano's work on Eberhard Weber's Yellow Fields album was pretty amazing, but I guess that would be classified as jazz.


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Wayne Shorter on Steely Dan's Aja (the title track)

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The whole East Bay Grease album by Tower Of Power.

Compared To What and Cold Duck Time,Less McCain & Eddie Harris.Jazz/Rock Album: Swiss Movement.

Clarence Clemens on just about any E Street Band song he plays on and solo albums.

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Very good choice KK

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Sweet Thing-Candidate - David Bowie-David Sanborn, 1974

Golden Years - David Bowie - David Sanborn

P-Funk (Wants to get Funked Up) - Fred Wesley or a Brecker brother? :mrgreen:


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Davey Payne 'Clevor Trever' Sax Solo - The Water Rats 11/07/11
reminds of Ian Underwood Nice good on all winds Masters FEW AND FAR BETTWEEN.

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Soul Finger-The Bar Kays the first time I heard this song, I thought it was by The Mothers....

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