Without doubt it was hearing Gerry Mulligan Qt. playing 'Walkin Shoes' in about 1965. But then a bit later I heard 'Kind of Blue' and I've been addicted ever since.Decided to learn to play on my 70th!!!I know that a lot of us think of the jazz greats when we think of great sax players but what track or player was the initial spark that lit the flame of love for the sax and sax music.
I think it was the sax part in careless whisper played by Steve Gregory that started it all and the the sax solo from "Will you" by Hazel O Conner can't remember who the sax player was but someone will tell me
Who was it for you?
.1957 Jimmy Guiffre Train and the River ... still switches me on! Paul Desmond too with Dave Brubeck. Fifty years on I finally got myself an alto ... way too long a wait!
Loved Echo Beach- especially the fact it was a guy playing flute who jumped onto tenor for the solo... come on, no one else fans of Rat Trap by the Boomtown Rats? Surely we're about the same vinage- thought that one would have been a blast from your youth!I use to love the song ECHO BEACH when i was in my teen's and loved that Tenor solo in it and started liking the old horn sound's then.