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I'm a college freshman sax major, and one of my fellow saxophonists played the Schulhoff Hot-Sonate for the studio recital. I loved the piece, but he said he had a hard time finding a pianist because the accompaniment was so difficult. The pianist he got is moving away after this year, so by the time I would be ready to play it next year, I might have a hard time finding an accompanist.

Are there any other jazzy sonatas out there other than Hot-Sonate? Would love to hear about them!
 

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Oliver Nelson also wrote a sonata. There is also the sonata by Brian Israel - the second movement is a raunchy blues.
 

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Might be worth checking out Tommy Smith Sonata and although not Sonata's Dave Heath has written a lot of cool stuff!
 

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Ramon Ricker's Jazz Sonata. I think it is most commonly played on tenor or soprano, but it looks like they have an Eb version at jazzbooks.com
 

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It's not a Sonata but Bill Holcombe wrote 'Blues Concerto'
 

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"Interplay" by Charles Ruggierro ... direct, transcribed quotes from jazz players in the third movement are used as inspirational material for the first two movements ..
 

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Check out a guy named Armando Ghidoni. He's a great writer and arranger. He's got some pretty heavily jazz influenced pieces. He's published under Leduc. He also writes/arranges quartets, large saxophone group pieces, and for many other instruments. He's also an accomplished saxophonist himself.
 

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Freshman in college? Learn this now - find an awesome accompanist and make them your best friend. Saxophone accompaniments are HARD and nobody wants to play them. When you find THE one that does (it's always just one in the whole place who'll do it and the entire studio ends up playing with that person...) cling on for dear life.
 
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