FAMOUS SAXOPHONE SOLOS & RIFFS (PART IV – 2000-2015)
FOREWORD ON PART 4: Except for “Lazarus” by Bowie I do not like any of the tracks listed below. I added them to create a more complete picture for this blog article, some of the visitors might like them.
Get Right (2005)
Saxophonist: MACEO PARKER, sampled from “Soul Power 74” (Maceo and the Macks).
“Get Right” is the 1st single of the 5th album “Rebirth”, by Jennifer Lopez.
Maceo Parker (born in 1943) is an American Funk, Soul and Jazz saxophonist. He gained fame by working with James Brown and Prince (New Power Generation). He is the most influential Funk and Soul alto saxophonist due to his unique sound and timing.
Mr. Saxobeat (2010)
“Mr. Saxobeat” is a single by Romanian singer Alexandra Stan. It was her first single with international succes and reached hitlists.
It is unclear if the saxophone in this track is a synthesizer or actually played by someone. No name is mentioned anywhere.
The Edge Of Glory (2011)
Saxophonist: CLARENCE CLEMONS
“The Edge of Glory” is a song of the American singer Lady Gaga.
Clarence Anicholas Clemons jr. (1942 – 2011) was an American saxophonist en actor. Clemons was a leading member of the E Street Band (de band of Bruce Springsteen – zie Deel 1). He worked with many artists and bands, like: Grateful Dead, Ringo Starr, Roy Orbison, Jackson Browne and Twisted Sister.
Midnight City (2011)
Saxophonist: JAMES KING
“Midnight City“is a song by the French band M83 with Anthony Gonzalez as frontman. The band was named after the spiral shaped starcluster Messier 83.
James King is an American multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of the band “Fitz and The Tantrums“.
Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) (2011)
Saxophonist: KENNY G
“Last Friday Night (Thank God It’s Friday)” is the 5th single from Katy Perry‘s album “Teenage Dream“.
Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born in 1956 in Amerika) is with a total of 75 million sold albums the best selling instrumental pop artist ever. He has played with: Barry White‘s Love Unlimited Orchestra, Jeff Lorber, Kashif, George Benson, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin, Michael Bolton, Celine Dion, Bebel Gilberto, and others.
Just for visitors of Roel’s World unfamiliar with saxophonists: Kenny G and Kenny Garrett are two totally different saxophonists!
One Day (Vandaag) (2012)
Saxophonist: BEN RODENBURG
“One Day” is a track by DJ/Producer Bakermat from 2012. Untill 2014 the number was known under the name “Vandaag” (Dutch for “Today”).
Ben Rodenburg (born in 1988 in Rotterdam) has studied at Codarts (Conservatory) in Rotterdam. He has worked with: Waylon, Edsilia Rombley, Alain Clark, Sam Feldt, De Hofnar, Roog, Erick E, Shermanology, Thomas Jack, Lucien Foort and Federico Scavo and others.
Talk Dirty – feat. “2 Chainz” (2013)
Saxophonist: ORI KAPLAN
“Talk Dirty” is the 2nd single of Jason Derülo‘s 3rd album.
Ori Kaplan (born in 1969 in Israel) is a saxophonist and producer also known as “DJ Shotnez“. He has worked with: Tom Abbs, Firewater, Gogol Bordello, en Balkan Beat Box.
Ori Kaplan also played similar ethnic motives in the track “Worth It – feat. Kid Ink” by “Fifth Harmony” in 2015.
Saxophonist: SNAKE DAVIS
“Jubel” is a song by Klingande, a Deephouse formation from Frankrijk.
Christopher McFarland Davis (artiest name Snake Davis) is a British saxophonist and flutist. He worked with: Lisa Stanfield, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Culture Club, George Michael, Tina Turner, Paul Hardcastle, Take That, Cher, Kylie Minogue, Paul McCartney, Dave Stewart, Paul Young, Pet Shop Boys, Robert Palmer, Motörhead, Primal Scream, Spice Girls, Cliff Richard, Dionne Warwick, Amy Winehouse and others.
Problem ft. Iggy Azalea (2014)
Saxophonist: LEON SILVA
“Problem” is a song by the American singer Ariana Grande together with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
Leon Silva is an American saxophonist. He has worked with: Andra Day, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Aloe Blacc, Mary J. Blidge, Jill Scott, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, and Michael Jackson.
Saxophonist: DONNY MCCASLIN
“Lazarus” is a single from the last album Blackstar by David Bowie. The song was written for the musical Lazarus.
Donny McCaslin is an in 1966 born American Jazz saxophonist. He played with Steps Ahead, the Gil Evans Orchestra, John Medeski, David Binney, and others.