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Old 10-19-2009, 08:27 PM   #11
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Off topic but that is a pretty cool band if you never heard them before, I think it is an acquired taste though and may take some time to warm up to. Released their first album in 78 and their music if often tongue in cheek and the loose bar band style. They are kind of an eclectic band but definitely not anything close to hard rock. Some songs I love, some I hate. I would recommend their first album for a first time listener, "At Yankee Stadium", but it is a studio album.

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Old 10-19-2009, 08:39 PM   #12
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All I found on you tube was this:



Pretty cool but no sax.
Might be hard to find on Youtube. Buddy Rich is a drummer, so most of the searches come up with his drum solos. The original recorded version has an awesome sax solo. I'll see if I can track it down.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:54 PM   #13
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Off topic but that is a pretty cool band if you never heard them before, I think it is an acquired taste though and may take some time to warm up to. Released their first album in 78 and their music if often tongue in cheek and the loose bar band style. They are kind of an eclectic band but definitely not anything close to hard rock. Some songs I love, some I hate. I would recommend their first album for a first time listener, "At Yankee Stadium", but it is a studio album.
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I somehow cut out the first line so here it goes!

The NRBQ song with the neat sax solo is called "Mouthwatern'" on "God Save Us All.
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Old 10-19-2009, 08:58 PM   #14
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Might be hard to find on Youtube. Buddy Rich is a drummer, so most of the searches come up with his drum solos. The original recorded version has an awesome sax solo. I'll see if I can track it down.
Yeah, I know who he is. I remember as a kid seeing him on the tonight show with Johnny Carson.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:01 PM   #15
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Might be hard to find on Youtube. Buddy Rich is a drummer, so most of the searches come up with his drum solos. The original recorded version has an awesome sax solo. I'll see if I can track it down.

Wow, just wanted to see how old you are being a Buddy Rich fan I notice you were born about the same time he died.
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Dexter Gordon takes a solo on Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" that kicks ass. (Takin' Off, Blue Note Records)


Never was a big Coltrane fan. Especially when he plays soprano. You know who else plays sissy-phone? (soprano sax) Kenny G.

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Dexter Gordon takes a solo on Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" that kicks ass. (Takin' Off, Blue Note Records)


Never was a big Coltrane fan. Especially when he plays soprano. You know who else plays sissy-phone? (soprano sax) Kenny G.
Found it on you tube, I like they way it started and ended and the middle was nice too but really reminded me of the theme song for Barney Miller. I even checked to see if he wrote it but no.
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If we're talking non-Jazz sax solos then I go for Bobby Keys on The Rolling Stones "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'".

By the way, imho, Coltrane and Kenny G. should not be on the same page, let alone sentence.

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So the idea is non-jazz saxophone solos? Hmmm... that's a tough one, since mostly when sax players play on rock albums they go for some cheesy-ass **** (IMO, of course. YMMV). But, yes, Bobby Keys on "Can't You Hear Me Knockin'" is a good place to go. I'd also recommend Steve Mackay on The Stooges "Fun House" record. That one'll peel some paint off the walls.

Also Phil Woods (a great jazz player) plays a decent solo on Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are." Don't know how close to jazz you're willing to get, but of course there are a ton of great sax solos on funk records - Maceo Parker pretty much always slays it with James Brown or on his own; Lenny Picket burns on a bunch of Tower of Power albums, etc.

Now if you're looking for great jazz sax solos, some of my all-time favorites are:
Sonny Rollins playing "St. Thomas"
Trane playing "Afro Blue" from Live at Birdland
Charlie Parker playing anything (but "Ornithology" or "Confirmation" are both good starting points)
Wayne Shorter all throughout Miles' "Live at the Plugged Nickel"

damn, I could go on forever with that list. Gotta be careful not to jack the thread.

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Found it on you tube, I like they way it started and ended and the middle was nice too but really reminded me of the theme song for Barney Miller. I even checked to see if he wrote it but no.

Barney Miller? Seriously? You must have listened to a different version.
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