there. The radio station "Hot Sax Trax Radio"
is currently only available to VIP members of Live 365.
The Roots Of Rock &
Even though most of the saxophonists featured
here are performing and recording today, it's true that
they are all very connected and influenced by the sax players
from the mid 1900's.
The big bands were starting to wain a bit
in the early 40's and people like Louis Jordan and Illinois
Jaquet were coming on the scene. From these early 40's to
the late 40's is when the rockin' saxophone really came
The trumpet had been king in the hot jazz
and big band situations but in the 40's the blues started
jumping and swingin' and finally rockin'... no band could
be without the wild and raunchy sax now.
They say it all started with one solo in 1942
from Illinois Jacquet on a recorded performance while he
was with Lionel Hampton's band playing on the tune "Flying
This solo got the other young sax players
excited and everyone started to scream and go wild on the
horn... that's were it all started.
The Big Tenor Tone - these
guys had it:
"the man" Taylor |
Big Jay McNeely |
Joe Houston |
These and other original sax rockers occasionally
featured on HOT SAX
performances on video:
Clark from Calgary Alberta Canada. On the
radio from Mike are Huggy Drunk & Saxman.
For more on The Mike Clark Band go to his
Piccolo from Rhode Island USA. On the radio
from Greg are High Ballin' Daddy &
The Hammer. For more on Greg
go to his website
James from Rhode Island
For more on Doug go to his website
Gordon Beadle from
Boston USA. On the radio from Gord
you may hear You Knock Me Out & This
Little Town Rocks. For more on Gord
go to his website
Firmin (The Johnny Nocturne
Band) from San Francisco
For more on John go to his website
from Holand leading the band Blood Sweat and Kiers website
Thomas from the UK.
For more on Pete check his website
Ferreira from Vancouver
BC Canada. On the radio from Johnny you
may hear Wine Women & Song & Swing
That Thing. For more go to the website