Jazz Saxophone

Your guide to everything saxophone-related, from equipment and gear, to players and their recordings

Sax Players

When it comes to jazz, the saxophone is perhaps the most famous instrument there is!

In this section, you’ll find articles curated by a group of jazz musicians around the world which aim to highlight the music and the stories of both the jazz saxophone greats and the giants of the modern scene.

We hope you’ll discover (or at least rediscover) some great music through these posts and stay tuned for more which are being published each week!

 

Alto Saxophone: 10 of the Best Charlie Parker Albums of All Time

Alto Saxophone: 10 of the Best Charlie Parker Albums of All Time

The Best Jazz Saxophone Players In History [Jazz Legends]

The Best Jazz Saxophone Players In History [Jazz Legends]

Coleman Hawkins: Iconic Performances by the Tenor Saxophone Great

Coleman Hawkins: Iconic Performances by the Tenor Saxophone Great

10 of the Best Jazz Clarinet Players [+ Listening Guide]

10 of the Best Jazz Clarinet Players [+ Listening Guide]

Wayne Shorter | 10 Iconic Albums in Jazz Saxophone History

Wayne Shorter | 10 Iconic Albums in Jazz Saxophone History

Art Pepper | 10 Great Albums From the Alto Saxophone Legend

Art Pepper | 10 Great Albums From the Alto Saxophone Legend

Saxophone Gear

Whether you’re a beginner saxophonist or have been playing for a long time, you’ll find articles in this section about the best saxophone brands around the world, jazz-focused mouthpieces and the reeds & accessories which will help you get the sound you’re looking for.

We also share reviews and guides – written by professional musicians – of recommended instruments from student level alto saxophones through to professional-level horns of all types. 

Got a question? Feel free to use the comments section at the end of any article.

The Baritone Saxophone [Complete Guide]

The Baritone Saxophone [Complete Guide]

Saxophone set up of the jazz greats – instruments, reeds & mouthpieces

Saxophone set up of the jazz greats – instruments, reeds & mouthpieces

Selmer Reference 54 vs Reference 36 [Saxophone Guide]

Selmer Reference 54 vs Reference 36 [Saxophone Guide]

Plastic Saxophones – A Cheap Beginner Option?

Plastic Saxophones – A Cheap Beginner Option?

Saxophone Cases | Gig bags, Box-Style & Instrument Backpacks

Saxophone Cases | Gig bags, Box-Style & Instrument Backpacks

Meyer Saxophone Mouthpieces [Guide]

Meyer Saxophone Mouthpieces [Guide]