Rock Songs/Arrangements with Sax

mcdonaldkd

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I just joined a band that has a killer sax player. This obviously has a great impact on the set list. I am looking for great rock songs with a sax in it or some ideas on great rock songs that if arranged differently would sound great with some sax.

Ideas, thoughts, rebuttals?
 

Jef Bardsley

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Listen to Sticky Fingers, Let it Bleed, and Exiles on Main Street. Notice how often the sax plays the lead lines and drives the rhythm, in an age when blazing guitar solos had become de rigueur.

The same guy that did "Return to Sender" and "Runaround Sue", Bobby Keys pretty much defines rockin' sax.
 

Sweetfinger

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There's the obvious:

this has a sax solo section at 1:45

and for the adventurous:

You could look for tunes with a good harmonica part and have the sax play it instead, or find a tune with a strong synth lead and sub the sax. Any Springsteen, or cheap substitutes would be good, like this:

and a left field fave:
 

Chiba

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"Urgent" by Foreigner. Great sax solo in that song.

I've always been of the opinion that any song with a good guitar solo in it would be just fine if the solo was done by a sax.

--chiba
 






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