Adolphe Saxe and the Saxophone

It’s Adolphe Saxe’s 201st birthday today and to celebrate here’s a playlist of ten of my favourite saxophone (focused) pieces:

John Coltrane ‘Syeeda’s Song Flute’ from Giant Steps


Kenny Garrett ‘Sing a Song of Song’ from Songbook 1997


Woody Herman Orchestra ‘Four Brothers’ 1947- the ‘original four brothers’


Sonny Rollins ‘St Thomas’ from Saxophone Colossus


Branford Marsalis Quartet with Joshua Redman ‘Doctone’ Newport Festival 1999


Charlie Parker ‘Just Friends’ from Charlie Parker with Strings


Gerry Mulligan and Johnny Hodges ‘Bunny’ from Gerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges


Paul Desmond ‘Skylark’ from Skylark


Sidney Bechet ‘Summertime’


Courtney Pine ‘Liamuiga (Cook Up)’ on Later…with Jools Holland

I’ve also created a New Zealand only playlist over at NZ Jazz. Hope you enjoyed listening


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