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W5IEI
09-24-2010, 10:22 AM
My 12 year old son has joined band.
He's really good on piano,and keyboard,but wants to play Sax.
I'm looking for cool solos to hike his interest.
Here's my favorit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyDT828gmFc

How 'bout yours?
Mike

n2ize
09-24-2010, 11:58 AM
Trane might be an inspiration. At least as much of an inspiration as you'll find other than perhaps Bird.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ywkpVJ624

n2ize
09-24-2010, 12:03 PM
And, as a bonus I'll throw down some Bird and Coleman Hawkins.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ5eGEest0g

al2n
09-24-2010, 12:09 PM
Go solo too much and you might go blind.

W3MIV
09-24-2010, 01:03 PM
Search out Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, Ben Webster, Jimmy Hamilton (more clarinet than sax, but both) and Charlie Parker. If the kid is not sufficiently inspired by them, switch to a cello and Google Morey Amsterdam.

suddenseer
09-24-2010, 03:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3ZUtv58YLA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3ZUtv58YLA&feature=related

W5IEI
09-24-2010, 07:24 PM
WOW!!!
Those are great!

suddenseer
09-24-2010, 07:28 PM
WOW!!!
Those are great!The best to your son, the sax is too hard for me to work. Too expensive to "try" out. I stuck with strings, and keyboards much easier (too me).

W5IEI
09-24-2010, 07:34 PM
Go solo too much and you might go blind.

Can I just keep going until I need glasses?:)

W4RLR
09-24-2010, 07:48 PM
Go solo too much and you might go blind. SAX...not SEX! :rofl:

K6BSO
09-24-2010, 07:56 PM
Go solo too much and you might go blind.

:lol: And grow hair on your palms as well.

N7YA
09-26-2010, 05:40 AM
Right out of the gate, you got some GREAT responses!! Those are all excellent choices. Coltrane is one of my favorites. As for modern players (and theatrics), check out Jeff Coffin...plays two horns at once and is bad ass.

Good on you for encouraging your son to take up a great instrument. My son is a jock, but he is a killer sax player, made it from beginning band in middle school to wind ensemble in 2 years. Studied with the conductor of UCLA's symphony...but he would rather play basketball. I think more kids should get involved with music, it helps in more ways that you know.

N7YA
09-26-2010, 05:40 AM
....and soloing is perfectly natural and he shouldnt be ashamed.

WTKX
09-26-2010, 08:55 AM
A duet with lots of solos... Master Brecker and Master Woods. :yes:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YKHk4YvwvY

One of my favorite saxual artists...

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

There are soooo many more, but let's have a little Maceo Parker! :dance:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JawQn7gKdJo

WTKX
09-26-2010, 09:06 AM
Anybody here know of Tom Scott? Groovy jazz, very nice...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm30JO0lIys

This tune is planted in my brain... a favorite since I first heard it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Cn73TrjGy8

n0iu
09-26-2010, 12:54 PM
Its not jazz, but this song really uses the sax to the max!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fe7yOccqdxI

N7YA
09-26-2010, 11:27 PM
All great...every one of them.

WX7P
09-27-2010, 12:44 PM
I think more kids should get involved with music, it helps in more ways that you know.

Right on, bassman.

The misfit percentage in the music program at Santa Rosa (CA) High School was pretty low compared to the rest of the student body. The music participants all got better grades overall too.

N7YA
09-27-2010, 04:16 PM
Thats absolutely right! Kids in music programs generally stay out of trouble more, focus more and develop other skills faster than kids who sit idle. But, alas, funding for these things was swept under the rug with other unimportant things like MS research, social security, etc....gotta win them important wars, ya know. :roll: