Paul Desmond – Take Five

The single 'Take Five' was entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1996 after becoming a hit in 1961 and being biggest selling jazz single of all time. Written by alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, the track is...

Michael Brecker

Debut album by American saxophonist Michael Brecker, released on Impulse record label in 1987. The Allmusic review stated "Although he had been a major tenor saxophonist in the studios for nearly 20 years and...

Lester Young

Nickname "red" for his reddish hair, the green eyed American saxophonist, Lester Young, remains one of the most influential jazz artists of all time. Unlike his hard driving contemporaries, Young was the...

Stan Getz

Described as “one of the all-time great tenor saxophonists” by critic Scott Yanow, Stan Getz became known as “The Sound” because of his warm, lyrical tone. From early recordings including his...

Andy Sheppard

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Rudy Wiedoeft

Rudy Wiedoeft is one of the all-time virtuosos of the saxophone. He became recognized as a virtuoso in America during 1910s and made more than 300 recordings. Particularly known for his playing of the C...

Marcel Mule

Marcel Mule is recognized as a master of classical saxophone and spiritual heir to Adolphe Sax (the inventor of the saxophone). As founder of the French classical saxophone school, he hugely contributed to...

John Coltrane – Giant Steps

Recognized as one of the most influential jazz albums in jazz history, Giant Steps was the fifth studio album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane as leader and was released in February 1960 on Atlantic Records....

The Saxophone

The name ‘saxophone’ is a composite word that is a derivative of two words. One is Greek, ‘phone’ which means vocal sound. The other ‘sax’ refers to the saxophone’s inventor, Adolphe Sax. So,...