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I am looking for some really sad saxophone songs. I play tenor so some songs for tenor would be best but I'll try anything. Also, I don't care if they are solos from popular songs or semi-classical or classical.
That brings up some other questions:

What makes a song sound sad? It is it just the scale? How much do other aspects of the playing count for example bending notes, sound effects, etc.

I am not planning on playing these out. Just looking for some things to play at home.

Thanks!
 

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"I Remember Clifford"
 

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It don't get much darker than this.
 

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Wayne Shorter has a song called Forlorn that he wrote and played with Weather Report, pretty sad.
 

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Sam is one my real heroes. His greatness is so undeniable. I don't think anyone can beat him in the tone dept.
 

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I also like Billie Holiday's interpretations of Strange Fruit and Don't Explain and Billy Strayhorn composition Bloodcount as a song of impending doom.
 

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belliott--you beat me to it. I was just about to post the same thing!

Old Folks is the tune.

Ben @ 4:08.

The story is that the guys had just learned that Johnny Hodges had died.
 
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