Famous Saxophone Solos

From R&B, Pop, and Smooth Jazz

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  • Suggested Retail Price: $14.99
  • Format: Book/CD
  • Pages: 40
  • Dimensions: 9 x 12
  • ISBN: 0-87639-112-9
  • SKU: 50449605
  • Publication Date: November 01, 1986

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Play some of the best-known smooth jazz, rock, and r-and-b saxophone solos of all time.

Clearly rendered and meticulously detailed, playing these transcriptions will give you insight into the styles of saxophone greats such as Kenny G, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Jay Beckenstein, and many others. Berklee professor Jeff Harrington’s introduction gives you insight into how to practice and perform.

Solos include:

  • Gerald Albright “Against All Odds”
  • Jay Beckenstein “Morning Dance”
  • Michael Brecker “Still Crazy After All These Years”
  • Brandon Fields “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”
  • Kenny G “Midnight Motion”
  • Warren Hill “Baby, I Love Your Way”
  • Ray Jerrel “Stormy”
  • Phil Kenzie “Time Passages”
  • David “Fathead” Newman “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”
  • Ronnie Ross “Take a Walk on the Wild Side”
  • Marc Russo “Love Is a Wonderful Thing”
  • David Sanborn “Ooh Baby, Baby”
  • Clifford Scott “Honky Tonk”
  • Tom Scott “I Love the Nightlife”
  • V. Jeffrey Smith “Get Outta My Dreams, Get into My Car”
  • Junior Walker “What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)”
  • Phil Woods “Have a Good Time”

“I love the clarity in which all the different solos are transcribed, and it’s great to have the opportunity to see all this incredible work from such a wide variety of soloists. It just shows that virtuosity is not limited to any one genre of music.”

—Kenny G


Jeff Harrington

Saxophonist Jeff Harrington is an active performer, recording artist, and educator, who has performed with Ricky Ford, the Gene Krupa…