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I am looking to improve my jazz and blues lead guitar skills and wondered if anyone knows any decent jazz saxophonists I can listen to for soloing ideas ideas?
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For jazz, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker are both must hears.

Any particular albums that stand out?
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#4
wasnt bill clinton a sax player?
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maceo parker...check the song childrens world on youtube..itsa live version..and its chilling its soo good.
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I dont know his name but listen to the rippingtons. Great jazz band. Russ Freeman there guitarist is awesome. Look into him a little.
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oh also..forgot to add..for rock..check clarence from bruce sprigsteens e street band. he has a rather girthy sound...
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Man why not listen to some great guitarists?


Grant Green was a SUPER BLUES INFLUENCED jazz guitarist, one of my favorites. Then you can listen to guys like Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, Jimmy Bruno, Pat Martino, Charlie Byrd. All great guitarists, you'll have an easier idea transferring the sound and matching phrasing.

But if you really want saxes, Cannonball Adderlly is probably right up your alley. He and his brother Nat are both heavily blues influenced guys, and some of their albums have a very rock-jazz sound. I can't reccommend enough the album Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, if only for the title track and the following song The Sticks, and Sack O' Woe is a great bluesy tune too.
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the classic album by miles davis "kind of blue" has cannonball adderly, john coltrane & bill evens doing some of the best jazz/blues improve ever recorded...

my fave "all blues" is an excellent study in .. well the blues .. its 6/8 feel with minor qualities has many blues devices in it..thus the title...

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wasnt bill clinton a sax player?

I thought he just played it on the Simpsons, but no, he does! Google it.
Man why not listen to some great guitarists?

Tell Alan Holdsworth that; he actually doesn't like playing guitar much and wanted to be a saxaphone player, he feels he got stuck with the wrong instrument.
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Tell Alan Holdsworth that; he actually doesn't like playing guitar much and wanted to be a saxaphone player, he feels he got stuck with the wrong instrument.


I think if I got the chance to start all over again, I'd totally go with piano. Solo jazz and classical piano is just my favorite sound. So chill, so groovy.