Your guide to everything saxophone-related, from picking a horn and learning the instrument to the most famous players and their recordings…

Hello – Matt Fripp, founder of here!

Whilst we try to cover a broad range of topics from all the different jazz instruments, the saxophone is particularly close to my heart…

It was my instrument of choice as a budding 14-year old jazz musician and one which allowed me to spend 4 years studying at one of the UK’s most famous music conservatoires.

Fast forward a couple of decades and reading our ever-growing collection of articles about the saxophone is one of my favourite activities.

So whether you are a beginner saxophone player looking for tips on the best sax brands (hint: answer here) and which mouthpiece to use, or simply a fan of the instrument looking for tips on which famous saxophone players to check out, I hope you’ll find what you’re looking for!

If you don’t, my inbox is always open to talk sax!

Keep scrolling for an overview of our latest articles, or head to the bottom of the page for a complete list…

All the Jazzfuel articles about saxophone

Learning and playing Saxophone

  • 12 of the Best Saxophone Brands (2023 Guide)
  • A Buyer’s Guide to Jupiter Saxophones (2023)
  • A Buyer’s Guide to Yanagisawa Saxophones (2023)
  • A Guide to Saxophone Serial Numbers
  • A Guide to Saxophone Transposition
  • A Guide to the Sopranino Saxophone
  • Best Alto & Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces for Jazz
  • Best Alto Saxophone for Beginners (2023 Guide)
  • Best Options for Traveling with A Saxophone
  • Best Saxophone Accessories for 2023
  • Best Saxophone Reeds for Jazz
  • Best Tenor Saxophone for Beginners (2023 Guide)
  • Branford Marsalis | Essential Saxophone Albums
  • Buescher Saxophones | A Complete Guide to the Iconic Instrument Maker
  • Essential Saxophone Method Books
  • Five of The Best Saxophone Neck Straps (2023 Guide)
  • Jean Paul Saxophones | Review & Video Demo
  • Meyer Saxophone Mouthpieces [Guide]
  • Microphones for Saxophone | Tips & Recommendations
  • Plastic Saxophones – A Cheap Beginner Option?
  • Review: Mendini by Cecilio Saxophones
  • Sax-a-Boom | Everything You Need To Kow!
  • Saxophone Cases | Gig bags, Box-Style & Instrument Backpacks
  • Saxophone Embouchure for Beginners | Everything You Need to Know
  • Saxophone For Beginners – Everything You Need To Know!
  • Saxophone For Kids: Where to Start
  • Saxophone History | From Adolphe Sax To The Modern Instrument
  • Saxophone Keys Guide (plus Free Fingering Chart!)
  • Saxophone Lessons | How To Speed Up Your Learning
  • Saxophone Set Up of the jazz greats – Saxes, Reeds & Mouthpieces
  • Selmer Reference 54 vs Reference 36 [Saxophone Guide]
  • Selmer Saxophones – A History In Jazz
  • Six Saxophone Apps You Need to Know About
  • The Baritone Saxophone [Complete Guide]
  • The Best Pro Tenor Saxophones | Top Five Picks
  • The Best Professional Alto Saxophones | Top Ten Picks
  • The Best Saxophone Ligatures For Jazz
  • The Best Saxophone Mutes – How To Practice Anywhere!
  • The Best Saxophone Stands | Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Baritone Sax
  • The Best Saxophone Tuners and Techniques for Improving Your Ear
  • The C Melody Saxophone – a Complete Guide
  • The Contrabass Saxophone – The Biggest Sax You’ll See This Year!
  • The Different Types of Saxophones [Complete Guide]
  • The Soprano Saxophone [Complete Guide]
  • Unbeatable Saxophone Stores Around the World (2023)
  • What Are the Different Parts of The Saxophone? [Anatomy Lesson!]
  • What Saxophones Are Best for Jazz? [Brands & Models]
  • Yamaha Saxophones – The Complete Buyer’s Guide
  • Yamaha YDS 150 Digital Saxophone | Review

Music featuring the saxophone

  • 10 of the Best Cannonball Adderley Albums in Jazz History
  • 10 of the Best Jazz Clarinet Players [+ Listening Guide]
  • 10 of the Best John Coltrane Albums in Jazz History
  • 10 of The Best Sonny Rollins Albums in Jazz History
  • Albert Ayler – Essential Avant Garde Recordings
  • Alto Saxophone: 10 of the Best Charlie Parker Albums of All Time
  • Archie Shepp | 10 Incredible Albums from an Avant Garde Jazz Icon
  • Art Pepper | 10 Great Albums From the Alto Saxophone Legend
  • Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section
  • Ben Webster – Essential Recordings of a Tenor Saxophone Legend
  • Benny Golson | 10 Essential Recordings from the Jazz Giant
  • Benny Goodman | Songs From the Jazz Clarinet King of Swing
  • Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else
  • Chris Potter: 10 Essential Albums From The Modern Saxophone Great
  • Coleman Hawkins: Iconic Performances by the Tenor Saxophone Great
  • Dave Liebman – Interview with a Jazz Sax Master
  • Dexter Gordon | Four Essential Albums From The Tenor Sax Legend
  • Duke Ellington & John Coltrane (1963) Impulse!
  • Famous Blues Saxophone Players (Essential Listening Guide)
  • Famous Female Saxophone Players in Jazz | 10 of The Best
  • Gerry Mulligan | 10 Essential Albums From The King of Baritone Sax
  • Giant Steps | John Coltrane’s Groundbreaking Album
  • Hank Mobley’s Soul Station: A Classic Tenor Sax Masterpiece
  • Herbie Mann | 10 Albums From The Original Jazz Flute Great
  • Influential Saxophone Albums | Celebrating National Saxophone Day
  • Interview with Donna Schwartz
  • Jan Garbarek Group ‚Äì Twelve Moons
  • Joe Henderson ‚Äì So Near So Far (Musings for Miles)
  • Joe Henderson: 10 Essential Albums From the Tenor Sax Titan
  • Joe Lovano: 52nd Street Themes
  • John Coltrane Lush Life (Inside The Classic Album)
  • Lee Konitz | 10 Albums From An Alto Sax Legend
  • Lester Young – 10 Defining Moments From The Tenor Sax Legend
  • Michael Brecker – The Career of a Jazz Saxophone Great
  • Motion | Lee Konitz (1961) – Classic Jazz Albums
  • Ornette Coleman – The Shape of Jazz to Come
  • Ornette Coleman | 10 Albums From The Free Jazz Legend
  • Paul Desmond | Six Iconic Albums From the Cool Jazz Legend
  • Sam Rivers | 10 Essential Albums from the Free Jazz Icon
  • Saxophonist Mark Turner | 10 of his Best Albums
  • Sidney Bechet – 10 Essential Recordings From A True Jazz Star
  • Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus
  • Sonny Stitt | Essential Albums from the Saxophone Great
  • Stan Getz & Jo√£o Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
  • Stan Getz | 10 Essential Albums from the Tenor Sax Great
  • Ten Iconic Pharoah Sanders Albums
  • The Best Albums Of Hank Mobley | Tenor Saxophone Hard Bop
  • The Best Saxophone Players of All Time
  • The Early Years of Charlie Parker
  • Tim Cappello: The Story Behind The Bodybuilding Sax Icon
  • Wayne Shorter | 10 Iconic Albums in Jazz Saxophone History
  • 10 of the Most Famous Saxophone Solos in Pop Music History