What jazz pieces are good to busk with on the saxophone?
What Jazz pieces are good to busk with on the saxophone. I am thinking of pieces like Take 5, Watermelon Man, Cantolope Island, Song For My Father, Autumn Leaves. Those sort of classics, you know tunes that people will know. Any other suggestions or general advice? Especially those who busk with sax? I was also thinking of doing some improvisation as well? Is that worth while?
Thanks a lot!
- longshotsbluesLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
And if there are any honestly true Jazz enthusiasts there listening to you play. Then play this, they will know the song and its artist and it may gain you a hundred dollar bill.
Sam Taylor rendition
Illinois Jacquet rendition
In a Sentimental Mood
Dennis Marcelino rendition
Duke/ Harry Carney
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Sonny Stitt - Blues Greasy
Sonny Criss - Blues In My Heart
Dexter Gordon - Cry Me a River
All REAL MUSIC is worthwhile. Happy Busking
- Anonymous4 years ago
Watermelon Man Alto SaxSource(s): https://shrinkurl.im/a7WGD
- EmizooLv 59 years ago
Not really sure, sorry. Maybe try something by Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Nina Simone, Edith Piaf etc.