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Old 02-22-2018, 01:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm auditioning for a prestigious high school jazz band and play saxophone. Whats a song/solo that might impress enough to allow my to get into the first or second best band?
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Or maybe Black and White by The Raincoats

Either will get you in for sure
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Hi, I'm auditioning for a prestigious high school jazz band and play saxophone. Whats a song/solo that might impress enough to allow my to get into the first or second best band?
If it's a quick solo you need (in terms of length) then Grover Washingtons jr's solo 6mins into 'Lorans dance - Idris Mohammed' should do the trick.

It's big on the higher register so if you can pull it off they'll know you got chops.


If you need a whole track and you have the skill to play em then a dozen of the top of my head that I recommend would be;

Blue Train - John Coltrane
Ballade - Charlie Parker
Equinox - John Coltrane
Channel One Suite - Buddy Rich
Concerto - Glazunov
Birdland - Weather Report
Naima - John Coltrane
Body & Soul - Coleman Hawkins
Bird's Lament - Moondog
‘St Thomas’ - Sonny Rollins
The Chicken - Jaco Pastorius/Weather Report
Here's That Rainy Day - Stan Getz
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Don't join a school jazz band, they will poison your concept of jazz.
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That's what I was thinking. Sounds like maybe one step above the school band.
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Here's a smooth jazzy number that might be a little bit more than entry level, but simple enough. A little call and response with sax and guitar:



...and here's a backing track for it with the sax removed so you can press play and do your thing over it:



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That's what I was thinking. Sounds like maybe one step above the school band.
Actually my High School stage band wasn't half bad (Of course this was 1980 when they were actually supporting music in schools). I wouldn't expect them to play anything like Coltrane but I could see them doing Duke Ellington or some of the big band heroes like Goodman or Miller.
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