This was like finding buried treasure for me. Not just the Linos Saxophon Quartett I had not heard of before, but also the "elegant" arrangement of "Over the Rainbow" by their bari sax player Simon Pottmeier. I know this is a bit different from the other versions in this thread, but I wanted to share how beautiful this tune can sound when played by saxophones in a more classical setting. If you listen all the way through, it gets a bit "playful" near the end in the development section, but it returns back to the serenity it had in the beginning.
That is sooooo lush
Art Pepper is magical and has done a few versions of this tune, this being my fave....And my favourite of these - Art Pepper
There's a version from the Clarinet Society for saxophone quintet (SAATB). I couldn't resist.
My first attempt was slower than their recommendation, 'cos its a ballad. It was too slow, and it ended up as a glutinous mess. So I went back to the recommended speed.
This was the first outing for my new Bauhaus Walstein curvy soprano.