When I was a budding guitarist, I remember reading an interview with Ritchie Blackmore where he posited that on average, saxophonists are as a rule better-educated than guitarists. I'd never really cared for sax as a tone on a song before that, but it made me listen. And I got to appreciate the instrument closest to lead guitar in most genres outside of rock and pop. I love the phrasing sax players use, dominated as it is by the need to breathe, and try to vibe on that when I solo myself. So, with no further ado: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTORd2Y_X6U[/ame] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP_qNlclVlo[/ame] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX8SdATEq9A&feature=related[/ame] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCtSa0exAH0[/ame] [Shorter's solo starts at 3:55 in the last vid] [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_ywkpVJ624[/ame] This is the thread where you put up your favorite sax players.