What are yout top 3 favorite solos? Why?
My top 3: (Not in a specific order)
Artist: Billy Joel
Song: Just the Way you Are
Sax Player: Phil Woods
Artist: George Michael
Song: Careless Whispers
Sax Player: Steve Gregory
Artist: Earth Wind & Fire
Song: After the Love Has Gone
Sax Player: Don Myrick
Why? These solo'smay not be the most complex, but after hearing them once, they stuck with me forever. That is what I believe that makes them so great. (My personal opinion)
What are your top 3?
1) Coleman Hawkins - Body & Soul
2) Lester Young - I Got Rhythm
3) Charlie Parker - Lover Man
4) Dexter Gordon - Darn That Dream
5) John Coltrane - Giant Steps
6) Michael Brecker - Delta City Blues
Optional. Just the Two of Us (Grover Washington, Jr.) it is because I like him too much lol ;)
I should also have included Art Pepper http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH9eYg_cp3o just before Michael Brecker... now it is complete! :)
I know they are more than three... but... there was no choice they represent the saxophone jazz history. Some are solo on ballads, they are the most wonderful because they come from the deepest part of the soul...
My two cents ;)