What are good jazz swing pieces?

Hi, I was wondering if someone could tell me five jazz pieces in swing style that had alto saxophone solos in them. I looked everywhere, but whenever I do find a swing jazz artist, they are just not famous enough to have pieces for them recorded that are online. So I would be very thankful for the five.

Thank you.

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  • zynjen
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    9 years ago
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    Srike Up The Band - (George Gershwin)

    Mack The Knife - (Kurt Weill)

    It's Only A Paper Moon - (Buddy Rich)

    I Like Em Fat Like That - (Glenn Miller)

    Jersey Bounce - (Benny Goodman)

    Our Delight - (Dizzy Gillespie)

    High Society Rag - (Louis Armstrong)

    Wabash Stomp - (Roy Eldridge)

    Swing De Paris - (Django Reinhardt)

    Dinah - (Fats Waller)

    Jump Jive and Wail - (Louis Prima)

    Jazz Me Blues - (Bix Beiderbecke)

    Let The Good Times Roll - (Fats Waller)

    Play, Fiddle, Play - (Errol Garner)

    Somebody Loves Me - (Lester Young)

    Poinciana - (Benny Carter)

    Lullaby In Rhythm - (Art Tatum)

    Shanghai Shuffle - (Fletcher Henderson)

    Hello Dolly - (Louis Armstrong)

    Anything Goes - (Cole Porter)

    Bags' Groove - (George Shearing)

    What's Your Number? - (Count Basie)

    Gotta Darn Good Reason Now (For Bein' Good) - (Cab Calloway)

    Basie - Straight Ahead - (Count Basie)

    Somethings Gotta Give - (Mercer Johnny)

    Gee But You're Swell - (Chick Webb)

    Pennsylvania 6-5000 - (Glenn Miller

    I Get a Kick Out of You - (Cole Porter)

    Two O’Clock Jump - (Harry James)

    Nice Work If You Can Get It - (George Gershwin)

    The Hucklebuck - (Buck Clayton)

    Cheek To Cheek - (Irving Berlin)

    Just One of Those Things - (Cole Porter)

    How High the Moon (Morgan Lewis)

    This Can’t Be Love (Rodgers/Hart)

    In The Mood - (Glenn Miller)

    It's All Right with Me - (Cole Porter)

    Tootin' Through the Roof - (Duke Ellington)

    You're Giving Me A Song And A Dance - (Benny Goodman)

    In A Jam - (Duke Ellington)

    Is You Or Is You Ain't My Baby? - (Glenn Miller)

    Boogie Woogie - ( Tommy Dorsey)

    Woodchopper's Ball - (Woody Herman)

    Harlem Air Shaft - (Duke Ellington)

    The Carioca - (Buddy Rich)

    When The Saints Go Marching In - (Louis Armstrong)

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  • 9 years ago

    If you're looking for a solo piece I cannot help you because I am a percussionist. However, our jazz band is playing a song called "On Green Dolphin Street". I'm pretty sure the lead alto has a solo in it, too. It's a pretty well-known piece of music. I can't give anymore because we don't play too many famous jazz pieces.

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  • 9 years ago

    Some great musicians who played the sax during the jazz swing era are:

    - Coleman Hawkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDOXkDFr35M

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    - Johnny Hodges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgVm4NLMBcI

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    - Ben Webster: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_W1lQc_7yU

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    - Lester Young: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wuqJR2chBg

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    They are very famous. You just have to know where to look and who to look up.

    Here's Charlie Parker and Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ5eGEest0g

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    Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA_JxaA1ddA

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  • 9 years ago

    Come fly with me

    Fly me to the moon

    Satin doll

    My favorite things(Coltrane)

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