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Wow, beautiful sound; great articular with awesome control too ! Is that what called "classical sounding/playing"?
 

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Couple of things about classical style sax. The tonal quality of the sax is generally much more homogeneous across registers, and including the altissimo (than other genres of sax playing).

Second thing is the players all tend to sound rather similar to me - I can't easily distinguish one player from the other. Or perhaps it is because I don't spend enough time listening to classical sax playing.
 

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Very nice. Definitely classical in tone and style but I enjoyed it.

How might one acquire the accompaniment arrangement heard here?
I didn't find the arrangement in sheet music form, but I didn't do an exhaustive search either. It's probably out there if you look hard enough.

What I did find in my brief search was an example of Eugene Rousseau himself performing Stardust (with a jazz combo accompaniment rather than an orchestra). While it's not the same arrangement, I thought some of you might appreciate hearing an excerpt from it. The altissimo in the intro is spectacular.

Because of copyright concerns I won't post the entire performance, but I think an excerpt for educational purposes should qualify as "fair use".
This is from the album titled "Mr Mellow"...

http://www.coooljazzz.com/music/Rousseau_Stardust.mp3
 

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What I did find in my brief search was an example of Eugene Rousseau himself performing Stardust (with a jazz combo accompaniment rather than an orchestra). While it's not the same arrangement, I thought some of you might appreciate hearing an excerpt from it. The altissimo in the intro is spectacular.
Thanks for sharing this.
 
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