The 8 Greatest Old School Saxophone Solos Ever!

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

If every trend that fades in time make its way back in style we must consider the smooth melodic sounds of the saxophone solo which was a staple in 80’s and 90’s music will make a triumphant return…? Then again I’m still holding out hope that my hairline will return in all it’s splendid glory. But for nostalgia sake let’s take a look at the greatest 80’s & 90’s saxophone solos that burned the charts and made us all play air saxophone:

Grover Washington Jr – Just the two of us

Just the two of us with smooth saxophonist Grover Washington and Bill Withers on vocals is a timeless classic and has been remade many times but with a saxophone solo. Let’s hope someone in the future recreates the magic that Grover made with this cut.

Babyface feat. Kenny G – Every Time I Close My Eyes

When two giants of music comes together the world is a better place for it. Checkout this timeless classic by Babyface featuring Kenny G on sax.

Sade – Smooth Operator

Anything that Sade sings become a classic and she is the master of featuring hot saxophone solos in her music.

George Michael – Careless Whisper (Official Video)

In 1988 George Michael’s Careless Whisper was the black song of the year , which is a tall feat considering he was white.

Shanice – I Love Your Smile

I Love Your Smile” was a hit single recorded by R&B singer Shanice and released in 1991 as the first single from her album Inner Child. The song features saxophonist Branford Marsalis. It met success in many countries, including U.S., where it reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The radio and video version of the song edits out the rap bridge from the album version. Janet Jackson and René Elizondo, Jr. can be heard laughing at the end of the song.

Earth, Wind & Fire – Reasons

I bet EWF got a lot of laughs starting out when they were unknown and somebody asked what was the name of the group: “The elements of the earth” “Say What Now..? Earth Wind And Fire

Reasons” is a love ballad by Earth, Wind & Fire from their sixth album, That’s the Way of the World (1975). The album was the group’s most successful and contained their hit,[1] “Shining Star”. The album served as the soundtrack for the Harvey Keitel film That’s the Way of the World that featured the group.

Glenn Frey – You Belong To The City – HD

If you are over 40 and over then you know about Miami Vice , it was the ‘Empire’ of its time. You can’t go wrong with a song that tell you that your a man of the street that belongs to the city.

James Brown – Living in America

There is no mistake that James Brown is a legend. When the dancing slowed down due to age papa got a brand new bag and it was called the saxophone solo.

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Darnell Moore has extensively studied music and urban culture both academically and professionally for over 20 years. His writings and posts have appeared in many major urban publications. Moore is the founder and creator of Memoirs of an Urban Gentleman. Contact him , or

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