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As we can see from the responses to this thread, the "greatest sax solo" is that solo and/or player who may have first caused us to pick up the sax and to whom we return to again and again.

The fact that many of the great players, and their solos, cited in this thread (and earlier in 2005-2006 for the "Blues, R&B, Rock n' Roll Resource") range from 30-75 years ago, shows the wonderful foundation and depth today's players can draw from for inspiration, phrasing, technique and tone. For example, see threads like:

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?5918-Rock-And-Roll-Sax-The-Last-Ten-Years-Who-s-Interesting

https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?15982-What-are-your-favorite-solos

But far more importantly, music never ages, it's rediscovered again and again, thus continuing the creativity, inspiration and let it rip!!!! that is the heart of rock n' roll.

What better example than this recording that was at the birth of rock n' roll and was recently featured in a video game!

As I write this, it's Saturday, and ladies and gentlemen "Have you heard the news, everybody's rocking' tonight!"

- Earl Barnes- 1947- 1:19
 

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If you started playing the sax back in the heyday of Rock & Roll and R&B and were lucky enough to join a garage band as a teenager playing the VFW's, Moose halls, American Legions, frat parties, night clubs, dives, bottle clubs and a few upscale places you had it made. Many of the combos in the 50's and 60's did well if they were playing the Billboard Top 40 hits of the day. And if the band had 2-3 horns and put on a good show with action they stayed busy.

Little did we know at the time where it would take us and the fun times that we would have for years to come. And many of us are still at it :cheers:

Thanks again Neil for letting some of us share the songs, the names of the sax players who inspired us and the trips down memory lane as we listened to those sounds out of the past!
 

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