Sax on the Web Forum banner

don byas

  1. Jazz and Improvisation
    When was the last time anyone here listened to the recordings of Don Byas? I find myself going back to him and his playing often, just to remind myself of what was possible (impossible for anyone else) on the tenor saxophone. I feel he was incredibly overlooked even to this day and much...
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Don’s glorious solo from the live "Americans In Europe" recording: transcription, analysis, and a clip! Here's what Sonny Stitt said about him: "Years ago the game was vicious, cutthroat. Can you imagine Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Chu Berry, Don Byas, and Ben Webster on the same little...
Top