Sunday, January 13, 2013
Test Your Jazz Tenor Sax Knowledge
I ran across this item on the Facebook Saxophonists group page. An active and excellent saxophonist and transcriptionist, Charles McNeal, put together fifteen 8-second clips of well-known jazz tenor saxophonists. Charles also provides a list of 20 saxophonists, 15 of which are the players in the clips. Try to see how many of the saxophonists you can identify. It's not easy, particularly from just 8-second's worth of playing, but it's great fun. I'll confess: I only got six out of fifteen right. But I liked all the clips, and, though I'm familiar with all the players (not as familiar as I thought, apparently), I'm motivated to explore these players and particular recordings further as a result of hearing these clips. I'll post the answers tomorrow. If you can't wait, you'll have to check out Charles's post on the Facebook Saxophonists group page. Enjoy!