Other Instruments

Musicians whose primary instrument is the saxophone.

Mar 252011
 
Chet Baker

Chet Baker

Chet Baker Lives!

Chet Baker lived a hard life. But he was without peer as a singer and trumpet player. There are two recorded versions of him singing “My Funny Valentine”; one when he was very young, and one when he was at an age late in his life. What the latter lacks in freshness is compensated by the life-experiences of an older person. That is, it seems to have a deeper level of profundity than the former.

Dec 122010
 

Founder of the "Hot Club of France" With Django Reinhardt

Stephane Grapelli (1908 – 1997), violinist extraordinaire, played with Django Reinhardt from the 1030s through the ’50’s. Over the years, he has played with a who’s who list of musicians from George Shearing, Oscar Peterson, and a lot with guitarist Martin Taylor.

In the following video clip, he plays with the great classical violinist Yehudi Menuin on a BBC broadcast.

Here he plays Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” with Martin Taylor

Stephane Grapelli on WikiPedia