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1955-65 witnessed a musical revolution as the sax reigned supreme on the charts. Before taking a look at the more well-known players and solos, here's a listen to some outstanding players and solos from the 1950's that played a critical role. Other suggestions, of course, are most welcome as are your personal favorites (favourites) from the following.

Also, throughout, my standard reference is John Laughter's incredible and invaluable resource "The History Of 'Top 40' Saxophone Solos- 1955-to date".

- 1:16 mark- Jesse Powell- 1955

- :58 mark- Jimmy Wright- 1956

- -39 mark and 1:46- Herb Hardesty- 1957

- 1:02 mark- Chuck Rio- 1958

- 1:16 mark- Gil Bernal

- 1:20 mark- Johnny Parker- 1959 (not completely clear who did solo but in terms of tone alone, I'll go with JM's long term sax player)
 

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And by request, one more.

- :27, 1:10, 1:54 marks- Grady Gaines- 1958
 
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