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The sopranosaxophone in Blues ...

thomsax

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I like the soprano sax in blues, reggae, R&B ... but I don't heat it so often. Why?

Here is two Youtube clips with sopranosax:

Taj Mahal - The Calypsonians/Hula Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peFOaKsJFVI
I don't know who is blowing. Anyone?

Muddy Waters - Tom Cat from the LP Electric Mud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0GMv_UMc9Y
Gene Barge was the saxplayer on the recording sessions (Chess label). Can it be Gene Barge?

I like it.

Thomas
 

Young Col

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Thomas, I guess you mean more modern blues, R&B etc, but if you are including clasic jazz blues Sidney Bechet is the master. Lots of examples but numbers like Jackass Blues and Up In Sidney's Flat from his 1940s recordings are majestic. Johnny Hodges' work on soprano comes close behind (not surprising as he was coached by Bechet!).
YC
 
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