And the Sax Plays On

So I came acrossed my latest saxophone favorite today.
Stanley Turrentine - The Sugar Man

Stanley Turrentine came from a musically talented family. His father, Thomas Turrentine, Sr., was a saxophonist with Al Cooper's Savoy Saltans, his mother played the stride piano, and his brother, Thomas Turrentine, Jr., was a also a professional trumpet player. His early career was greatly influenced by another saxophone great Illinois Jacquet, and by the 1950's Turrentine was playing with the groups of Lowell Fulson, Earl Bostic, and Max Roach.

During the 1960's, Turrentine started working with organist Jimmy Smith and made many soul jazz recordings. He later got into fusion after divorcing his wife Shirley Scott. But Turrentine was probably best known for his soul jazz and had returned to that style in the 1980's through the 1990's.

Enjoy! :D

Sax Maaaaannnnnn!!!!!!! Sax Man!

Sax players are so great...there was even a spoof cartoon made in honor of all of them! Here's a great song Jack Black did with the Lonely Island. It's silly but I think it's great. Enjoy!

Some More Sexy Sounds of the Sax!

Here are some more amazing saxophone players that offer their own unique sound to jazz. While so many of these saxophone greats were influenced by other saxophonists, they've also added their own flair; producing several different saxophone styles. The saxophone is the sound of heaven! Enjoy! :)

John Coltrane - The Spiritual One

Dexter Gordon - The Bebopper

Paul Desmond - The Witty One

Wayne Shorter - The Standard

Of course, there will be more to come. But until then, enjoy the music!

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