Reggae Saxophone?

randulo

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In my unguided tour of saxophone styles, I'm looking for saxophone players in the reggae, ska and whatever other names there are for music that has distinctive simple bass lines and is often major diatonic in tonality. I did find a guy playing I Can See Clearly on YouTube, but I didn't hear anything to learn from it.

Suggestions, anyone?

 
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In my unguided tour of saxophone styles, I'm looking for saxophone players in the reggae, ska and whatever other names there are for music that has distinctive simple bass lines and is often major diatonic in tonality. I did find a guy playing I Can See Clearly on YouTube, but I didn't hear anything to learn from it.

Suggestions, anyone?

Currently, I'm listening to Lee Allen for rock of that era.
Try this

View: https://youtu.be/IuWkShuLhyI
 
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@altissimo, wait is that all you got? >:) Thanks! My hand got a cramp so I stopped liking everything, but those are all very cool and worth studying.

@Keep Blowing very cool stuff, thanks!

@Halfers Great version of Shade of Pale!

Thank you Everyone, I didn't expect so many excellent sources as my own Youtube searches haven't brought the best up. (That happens sometimes.) I think you've done some great curation for me.
 
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This has a lot in common with the Lee Allen rock style I'm studying, repetition of simple phrases, liberal use of bends, turns and falls. This is a hard discipline to get (stop noodling, stay "on point" in the context). The temptation to hit those flat fives and major sevenths must be avoided except when they are needed. There is a raucous mischievous attitude, a little Dixieland and New Orleans and some very, very subtle rhythmic turns. Years of study on this page! Just getting them recorded would take hours. Hmmm, if I can make up a playlist, I might be able to automate it.

Here's the playlist (so far):
 
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Andrew Clark did a masterclass called "Five Common Styles in Rock". One of the styles was reggae. Clark wrote a song in a "Bob Marley Groove". When I read my notes from the worrkshops that he hold her in Sweden/Denmark it says: Reggae; built around minor or major triads, not so many 7ths chords, quarter notes triplets, solo over major - pentatonic - mixolydian- scales, "don't too much and don't be too early", 3- horn section trp, as, ts/trb, flygelhorn, as, ts/trb (bari?????). Here is Andrew Clark's "Crescent Moon" in concert A. (Eb instruments in F# and Bb instrumnets in B/H.)
View: https://youtu.be/eo2EYXzoz6E

Here is a nice video with one of the guys (alto) that use to sign up for Copenhagen workshops. "No Woman No Cry".
View: https://youtu.be/8_hVj01CcTc
 

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Great thread, thanks for inquiring about it, Randulo !

Reggae is not a genre most associated with sax (Ska, more so). So these suggestions are very cool and eye-opening.

Honestly, in all my years of listening, the only thing I could come up with was this very hip Gil Scott Heron original which has some very nice horn/sax work in it:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9efhvkcz_AM


 
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