Jazz Saxophone pieces

Jazz Saxophone repertoire list – face-to-face and digital exams (from 2022)

Select three pieces from the list: two accompanied pieces from group A and one unaccompanied piece from group B. One or two pieces must contain improvisation.

You can download here a PDF of all Jazz Saxophone pieces.

For full guidance on repertoire selection, including options to perform a piece from the Classical Saxophone list, and an own composition, please refer to the syllabus.

* Piece includes improvisation

† Accompaniment available separately

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Bennett

Open Window

Jazz Club Alto Saxophone

Faber 1859099394

2.

Boyle

Fresh Air Waltz or Memories

Dances and Daydreams

Boosey M060079214

3.

Bullard

Kick Off! o r On the Ball

Final Whistle! for Alto Saxophone

Gumbles GP206

4.

Hampton

No Better Blues† or Green Onions†

Saxophone Basics

Faber 0571519725

5.

Mancini, arr. Ledbury

Moon River

All Jazzed Up for Saxophone

Brass Wind 0302A

6.

Miles

Arriving Home*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

7.

Miles

Outside Garden Tap

Jazz Routes for Alto Saxophone

Camden CM238

8.

Miles & Wilson

Chorale* (p4, CD track 3) or Ahead of Time* (p10, CD track 6)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

9.

Rae

A Slice of the Action or Passin’ Through

Easy Jazzy Saxophone

Universal UE16578

10.

Rae

In Demand* or Pentafunk*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

11.

Rae

On the Case† or Tough Cookie† or Smuggler's Cove†

Saxophone Debut

Universal UE21530

12.

Rae

Red Card

Final Whistle! for Alto Saxophone

Gumbles GP206

13.

Rae    

Tiger Tango or Polar Bear Boogie or Lion Lambada

Zoo Time!       

Universal UE21738

14.

Street

Reflections

Streetwise

Boosey M060079276

15.

Trad., arr. Rae

Un poquito canto

Repertoire Explorer for Alto Saxophone

Universal UE21486

16.

J Wilson

Saxe-Blue or Persuasive Waltz

Saxploration for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337A

17.

J Wilson

Gospel Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

18.

J Wilson

Module 1: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

19.

Bennett

Cuban Taxi Ride

Jazz Club Tenor Saxophone

Faber 1859099408

20.

Bullard

Kick Off! or On the Ball

Final Whistle! for Tenor Saxophone

Gumbles GP207

21.

Lyons

Wheels Within Wheels

Compositions for Tenor Saxophone vol. 1

Useful U132

22.

Miles

Arriving Home*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

23.

Miles & Wilson

Chorale* (p4, CD track 2) or Ahead of Time* (p10, CD track 5)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

24.

Rae

In Demand* or Pentafunk*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

25.

Rae

Off to the Billet!

Easy Blue Saxophone

Universal UE21262

26.

Rae

Red Card

Final Whistle! for Tenor Saxophone

Gumbles GP207

27.

Rae

Rumba

Repertoire Explorer for Tenor Saxophone

Universal UE21612

28.

Trad., arr. Rae

Un poquito canto

Repertoire Explorer for Tenor Saxophone

Universal UE21612

29.

J Wilson

Gospel Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

30.

J Wilson

Module 1: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

31.

J Wilson

Saxe-Blue or Persuasive Waltz

Saxploration for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337T

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Dorsey

Ex. 1, p36

Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method

Alfred TPF0103

2.

Gumbley

Just a Thought

Cool School (Bb or Eb edition)

Brass Wind 1319

3.

Lyons

Study no. 5

24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone

Useful U55

4.

Morrison  

Going on the Blue, no. 1 or Treading Stealthily, no. 2

Blues for Ones vol. 1   

Warwick WD051

5.

Mower

Long Short, no. 7 or Funky Pheasant, no. 15

Mosaics Saxophone book 1    

Trinity TG009302

6.

Nightingale

Fiesta Siesta

Easy Jazzy ’Tudes

Warwick WD007

7.

Nightingale  

Logging on, no. 1 or Click Here, no. 2

Jazz@Etudes  

Warwick WD010

8.

Rae

Rock Formation

36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21613

9.

Rae

Nobody's Blues or The Time has Come

Style Workout for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21232

10.

Street

Easy P.C.

Double Click!!

Gumbles GP203

11.

Trad., arr. Rae

Oh When The Saints

Repertoire Explorer for Alto/Tenor Saxophone

Universal UE21486/UE21612

12.

J Wilson

Swing Steps or A Bit of a Bossa or Modal Dream (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 01

Brass Wind 1324

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Bennett

Sweet Thing or Barbeque Blues or Arm’s Length

Jazz Club Alto Saxophone

Faber 1859099394

2.

Buckland         

Paris†

Time Travels

Astute am242-09

3.

Bullard

Waltzing to Wembley

Final Whistle! for Alto Saxophone

Gumbles GP206

4.

Freedman & De Knight, arr. Lawrance

Rock Around the Clock†* (with improv second time)

Easy Winners for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 0321

5.

Gershwin, arr. Gout

‘S Wonderful

Play Gershwin for Alto Saxophone

Faber 0571517552

6.

Gumbley

Oceanopolis

Cops, Caps and Cadillacs

Saxtet 006

7.

Hamer

Brynglas Bounce (CD track 18) or Easy Going (CD track 30)

Play It Cool

Spartan SP562

8.

Hampton

Here Comes the Blues† or I’m Late for School†

Saxophone Basics

Faber 0571519725

9.

Herman

Hello Dolly (CD track 25 or with piano accompaniment)

Abracadabra Saxophone

Collins 9781408105290

10.

Miles

Abigail’s Song*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

11.

Miles  

A Sleepy Bean* (repeat bars 15 to 30 for improv) or Vintage Steam* (vamp around 1st bar for improv)

Jazz Routes for Alto Saxophone

Camden CM238

12.

Miles & Wilson

Appassionata* (p26, CD track 21)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

13.

Nightingale

The Witch’s Cauldron, no. 4

Lucky Dip

Warwick WD009

14.

Norton

Off the Rails, p11 (sax 1 part; CD track 9 or 10)

The Boosey Woodwind Method: Saxophone book 2

Boosey M060112942

15.

Rae

Blowin' Cool

Repertoire Explorer for Alto Saxophone

Universal UE21486

16.

Rae

Solid Fuel*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

17.

Richens        

Caribbean Holiday or Brasilia      

Saxophone Rocks      

Con moto CMT7705

18.

Street

Let’s Get Away (with repeat)

Streetwise

Boosey M060079276

19.

Street

By the Lake

Streets Ahead

Saxtet 008

20.

Trad., arr. De Smet

Dixie

Dixie

Fentone WA6015-401

21.

Trad., arr. De Smet

Down by the Riverside

Down by the Riverside

Fentone WA6010-401

22.

J Wilson

J’s Dream*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

23.

J Wilson

Module 2: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

24.

J Wilson

Legatissimo

Saxploration for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337A

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

25.

Bennett

Missed Chances or Blue Jay or My Dear Old Thing

Jazz Club Tenor Saxophone

Faber 1859099408

26.

Buckland         

Paris†

Time Travels

Astute am242-09

27.

Bullard

Waltzing to Wembley

Final Whistle! for Tenor Saxophone

Gumbles GP207

28.

Gumbley

Oceanopolis

Cops, Caps and Cadillacs

Saxtet 006

29.

Hamer

Brynglas Bounce (CD track 18) or Easy Going (CD track 30)

Play It Cool

Spartan SP562

30.

Miles

Abigail’s Song*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

31.

Miles  

A Sleepy Bean* (repeat bars 15 to 30 for improv) or Vintage Steam* (vamp around 1st bar for improv)

Jazz Routes for Tenor Saxophone

Camden CM237 

32.

Miles & Wilson

Appassionata* (p26, CD track 20)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

33.

Rae

Blowin' Cool

Repertoire Explorer for Tenor Saxophone

Universal UE21612

34.

Rae

Simply Blue or One Hundred per Cent!

Easy Blue Saxophone

Universal UE21262

35.

Rae

Solid Fuel*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

36.

Richens        

Caribbean Holiday or Brasilia      

Saxophone Rocks      

Con moto CMT7705

37.

J Wilson

J’s Dream*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

38.

J Wilson

Module 2: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

39.

J Wilson

Legatissimo

Saxploration for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337T

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Dorsey

Ex. 2 or ex. 3, p36

Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method

Alfred TPF0103

2.

Gumbley

No Problem!

Cool School (Bb or Eb edition)

Brass Wind 1319

3.

Gumbley

Press Return to Sender

Double Click!!

Gumbles GP203

4.

Lyons

Study no. 7

24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone

Useful U55

5.

McChrystal

The Celtic Kids

Sax Scorchers

Saxtet 118

6.

Morrison

The Runaway Train or Leap Frog or Make Your Mind Up

Blues for Ones vol. 1  

Warwick WD051

7.

Nightingale

Big Mama or The Stinger

Easy Jazzy ’Tudes

Warwick WD007

8.

Nightingale 

New Document, no. 4 or J-Peg Cake-Walk, no. 6   

Jazz@Etudes  

Warwick WD010

9.

Rae

Rock Around the Wok or Stake-Out

Repertoire Explorer for Alto/Tenor Saxophone

Universal UE21486/UE21612

10.

Rae

Self-employment Blues, no. 21

Mosaics Saxophone book 1

Trinity TG009302

11.

Rae

That’ll Do Nicely! or Bricks and Mortar

Style Workout for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21232

12.

J Wilson

Lazy Days or Rock Riffs or Re-Pent (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 01

Brass Wind 1324

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Arlen, arr. Ledbury

I've Got the World on a String

Big Chillers for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1338A

2.

Arlen, arr. Lawrance

Over the Rainbow†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

3.

Cullen

Sailing or On Roller Blades

13 Ways of Getting There (alto edition)

Schott ED12847

4.

Ellington

Don't Get Around Much Anymore (CD track 93)

Abracadabra Saxophone

Collins 9781408105290

5.

Ellington, arr. Rae

It Don't Mean a Thing

Repertoire Explorer for Alto Saxophone

Universal UE21486

6.

Fisher, arr. Rae

Chicago

You Must Remember This…

Universal UE21709

7.

Foster            

Havana Party or Beach Breeze or Midnight Street          

Jazz Gallery      

Saxtet 011

8.

Gershwin, arr. Gout

They Can’t Take That Away from Me

Play Gershwin for Alto Saxophone

Faber 0571517552

9.

Lamont

Blues for Hank

The Light Touch book 1

Stainer H387

10.

Miles  

Hullabaloos* (repeat 1st four bars ad lib for improv) 

Jazz Routes for Alto Saxophone

Camden CM238

11.

Miles

Who’s Got the Answer?*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

12.

Miles & Wilson

Sicilienne* (p16, CD track 12) or Blues Choose* (p48, CD track 36)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

13.

Norton

Latin

The Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2

Boosey M060110566

14.

Rae

The Operator*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

15.

Rae

Waltz for Emily

Blue Saxophone

Universal UE19765

16.

Scott

Tango or Serene in Green

Café Europa

Astute am242–54

17.

Shearing, arr. Morgan

Lullaby of Birdland, p27 (CD track 28)

The Boosey Woodwind Method: Saxophone book 2

Boosey M060112942

18.

Sigman & Gray, arr. Lawrance

Pennsylvania 6-5000†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

19.

Street

Strawberry Daquiri

Streets Ahead

Saxtet 008

20.

Weston

Kitten Blues    

Impressions

Camden CM312

21.

A Wilson

Californian Coast or Las Vegas Casino* (with CD track 8, jump to alternate ending for improv) or New York Subway

American Jazz and More

Spartan SP569

22.

J Wilson

Joe’s New Words*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

23.

J Wilson

Module 3: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

24.

J Wilson

Tessitural or Dexterity

Saxploration for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337A

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

25.

Arlen, arr. Ledbury

I've Got the World on a String

Big Chillers for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1338T

26.

Arlen, arr. Lawrance

Over the Rainbow†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

27.

Cole

Hooligan Strain

First Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone

Boosey M060071522

28.

Cullen

Sailing or On Roller Blades

13 Ways of Getting There (tenor edition)

Schott ED12848

29.

Ellington, arr. Rae

It Don't Mean a Thing

Repertoire Explorer for Tenor Saxophone

Universal UE21612

30.

Fisher, arr. Rae

Chicago

You Must Remember This…

Universal UE21709

31.

Foster            

Havana Party or Beach Breeze or Midnight Street

Jazz Gallery      

Saxtet 011

32.

Kershaw

Lengthening Shadows

Latin Nights

Hunt HE91

33.

Miles

Hullabaloos* (repeat 1st four bars ad lib for improv) 

Jazz Routes for Tenor Saxophone

Camden CM237

34.

Miles

Who’s Got the Answer?*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

35.

Miles & Wilson

Sicilienne* (p16, CD track 11) or Blues Choose* (p48, CD track 35)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

36.

Rae

The Operator*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

37.

Sigman & Gray, arr. Lawrance

Pennsylvania 6-5000†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

38.

Weston

Kitten Blues    

Impressions

Camden CM312

39.

A Wilson

Californian Coast or Las Vegas Casino* (with CD track 8, jump to alternate ending for improv) or New York Subway

American Jazz and More

Spartan SP569

40.

J Wilson

Joe’s New Words*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

41.

J Wilson

Module 3: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

42.

J Wilson

Tessitural or Dexterity

Saxploration for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337T

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Dorsey

Ex. 7, p38 or ex. 8, p39

Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method

Alfred TPF0103

2.

Gumbley

Rocket Roll

Tongue ‘n’ Groove

Gumbles GP201

3.

Lyons

Study no. 11

24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone

Useful U55

4.

Morrison

Swampy Blues or Catch the Ferret or Pecking and Preening   

Blues for Ones vol. 1

Warwick WD051

5.

Nightingale

Of Mice and Keys, no. 12

Jazz@Etudes  

Warwick WD010

6.

Nightingale

Slinky or Blues for Big-Ears

Easy Jazzy ’Tudes

Warwick WD007

7.

Rae

Ben's Blues

36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21613

8.

Rae

Sidewalk Shuffle, no. 25

Mosaics Saxophone book 1

Trinity TG009302

9.

Rae

Hard Slog

Style Workout for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21232

10.

Trad., arr. O'Neill

Down by the Riverside (play from bar 5, omitting 4 bars rest)

The Saxophone Method Repertoire 1  

Schott ED13921

11.

J Wilson

Bob’s Wail or Bad Salad (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 01

Brass Wind 1324

12.

J Wilson

Calypso Jo or Spiritual

World Tour

Brass Wind 1336

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Bacharach, arr. Kember

What the World Needs Now is Love

Play Ballads for Alto Saxophone

Faber 0571520081

2.

Bennett

I Know What You're Thinking* or Where Next?*

The Jazz Sax Collection (alto edition)

Faber 0571537642

3.

Buckland

You Never Know or Free-Running or Never the Same

Saxophone and Piano book 1

Astute am308–62

4.

Degg

Flying Free

Songs for Claire

Masquerade MM0001B

5.

Dixon & Henderson, arr. Bennett

Bye Bye Blackbird

The Jazz Sax Collection (alto edition)

Faber 0571537642

6.

Ellington, arr. Lawrance

Boy Meets Horn†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

7.

Ellington, arr. Belk

In a Sentimental Mood

John Harle's Sax Album

Boosey M060065972

8.

Foster

Weekend Boogie

Jazz Gallery

Saxtet 011

9.

Fox & Gimber, arr. Kember

Killing Me Softly

Play Ballads for Alto Saxophone

Faber 0571520081

10.

Gumbley

Cops, Caps & Cadillacs or Fast Food Funk

Cops, Caps and Cadillacs

Saxtet 006

11.

Holcombe

Elegy or Midnight

Contemporary Alto Sax Solos in Pop/Jazz Styles

Studio AS001

12.

Jobim & Mendonca, arr. Harris & Calland

Desafinado

First Repertoire for Alto Saxophone

Faber 0571519032

13.

Miles

Are They Ever?* (vamp around first two chords for improv) or Transformation* (vamp around Cm7 and Bbm7 for improv)

Jazz Routes for Alto Saxophone

Camden CM238

14.

Miles & Wilson

From the Bottom Up* (p19, CD track 15) or Unresolved* (p30, CD track 24)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

15.

Mower

Havana Cha Cha (CD track 2)

Musical Postcards for Alto Saxophone

Boosey M060105296

16.

Norton

Elegance

The Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2

Boosey M060110566

17.

Rae

On the Edge or Cayenne

Latin Saxophone

Universal UE17364

18.

Rae

Rachel and the Boys

Blue Saxophone

Universal UE19765

19.

Rae

Skidaddle!*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

20.

Schönberg, arr. Lawrance

On My Own†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

21.

Snidero

Duke’s Jam (CD track 13; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Alto Saxophone

Advance ADV14530

22.

Street

Cruisin’

Streets Ahead

Saxtet 008

23.

Trower

Central Park Blues

A Day in New York City

Warwick WD072

24.

Trower      

Cool

Cool

Warwick WD082

25.

Weston

Anglian Pastoral or Café de Paris  

Impressions 

Camden CM312

26.

J Wilson

Bossa* (improv over form) or Dixie

Jazz Album

Camden CM097

27.

J Wilson

Arioso or Articulate

Saxploration for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337A

28.

J Wilson

Hey Joe … Let’s Meet*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

29.

J Wilson

Module 4: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

30.

Wonder, arr. Ramskill

Sir Duke

I Feel Good for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1339A

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

31.

Bennett

I Know What You're Thinking* or Where Next?*

The Jazz Sax Collection (tenor edition)

Faber 0571537650

32.

Cowles

Myopic Mice

First Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone

Boosey M060071522

33.

Cullen

White Water Rafting or Motorcycle and Side-car 

13 Ways of Getting There (tenor edition)

Schott ED12848

34.

Degg

Flying Free

Songs for Claire

Masquerade MM0001A

35.

Dixon & Henderson, arr. Bennett

Bye Bye Blackbird

The Jazz Sax Collection (tenor edition)

Faber 0571537650

36.

Ellington, arr. Lawrance

Boy Meets Horn†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

37.

Foster  

Weekend Boogie   

Jazz Gallery

Saxtet 011

38.

Golson, arr. Juchem

Killer Joe (track 15 if using CD; play as written, no improv)

Jazz Standards

Schott ED21276

39.

Kershaw

Tango Till You Drop! or I Came, I Saw, I Conga'd

Latin Nights

Hunt HE91

40.

Ktori

Soul Track

First Repertoire Pieces for Tenor Saxophone

Boosey M060071522

41.

Miles

Are They Ever?* (vamp around first two chords for improv) or Transformation* (vamp around Cm7 and Bbm7 for improv)

Jazz Routes for Tenor Saxophone

Camden CM237

42.

Miles

Three Views of Orford*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

43.

Miles & Wilson

From the Bottom Up* (p19, CD track 14) or Unresolved* (p30, CD track 23)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

44.

Norton

Pulling no Punches

Microjazz for Tenor Saxophone

Boosey M060085635

45.

Rae

On the Edge or Cayenne

Latin Saxophone

Universal UE17364

46.

Rae

Skidaddle!*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

47.

Schönberg, arr. Lawrance

On My Own†

Won Up!

Brass Wind 0330

48.

Snidero

Duke’s Jam (CD track 13; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV14531

49.

Weston

Anglian Pastoral or Café de Paris  

Impressions 

Camden CM312

50.

J Wilson

Arioso or Articulate

Saxploration for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1337T

51.

J Wilson

Bossa* (improv over form) or Dixie

Jazz Album

Camden CM097

52.

J Wilson

Hey Joe … Let’s Meet*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

53.

J Wilson

Module 4: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

54.

Wonder, arr. Ramskill

Sir Duke

I Feel Good for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1339T

55.

Wood

The Rainbow Song (without bars 24 to 55)

The Rainbow Song

Saxtet 035

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Dorsey

Ex. 10, p40

Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method

Alfred TFP0103

2.

Gumbley

Flashcard Funk

Double Click!!

Gumbles GP203

3.

Lyons

Study no. 14

24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone

Useful U55

4.

Nightingale

Broadband Bossa, no. 19

Jazz@Etudes  

Warwick WD010

5.

Nightingale

Hillbilly

Easy Jazzy ’Tudes

Warwick WD007

6.

Rae

Chelsea Blues, no. 44

Mosaics Saxophone book 1

Trinity TG009302

7.

Rae

Dynamite

36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21613

8.

Rae

Destination Waltz or Sax Un-Plugged

Style Workout for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21232

9.

Street

Ellie and Elsie Dee or Standby for Action!

Double Click!!

Gumbles GP203

10.

J Wilson

African Market Place or The Wedding

World Tour

Brass Wind 1336

11.

J Wilson

C You or Step and Leap or Not so Pure or Sorted (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 01

Brass Wind 1324

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

1.

Both

White Lady or Santa Monica Blues

Dancing Saxophone

Schott ED8486

2.

Buckland

Shuffletown

Saxophone and Piano book 1

Astute am308-62

3.

Buttall

Eclogue (without suggested optional solo)

Eclogue

Saxtet 028a

4.

Desmond, arr. Gumbley

Take Five

Sophisticated Sax

Boosey M060103735

5.

Ellington, arr. Rae

Sophisticated Lady

Take Ten for Alto Saxophone

Universal UE18836

6.

Foster

For Astor

Five Contemporary Dances

Saxtet 042

7.

Gates

Wonderland

Mood Music

Camden CM061

8.

Gershwin, arr. Bennett

But Not for Me

The Jazz Sax Collection (alto edition)

Faber 0571537642

9.

Hampton

Tune for Joey or Rio Girl

Jazz Moods

Masquerade MM0025

10.

Holcombe

Prestidigitator or Night Song

Contemporary Alto Sax Solos in Pop/Jazz Styles

Studio AS001

11.

Miles

Blah-blah-blah!*

Jazz Routes for Alto Saxophone

Camden CM238

12.

Miles & Wilson

Mystique* (p14, CD track 9) or Question and Answer Revisited* (p35, CD track 27)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

13.

Mower

Not the Boring Stuff or The Kipper

Not the Boring Stuff for Alto Sax

Itchy Fingers IFP028

14.

Mower

Sambossa (CD track 8) or Salsa con Moto (CD track 16)

Musical Postcards for Alto Saxophone

Boosey M060105296

15.

Nightingale

From Ragtime to Riches

Lucky Dip

Warwick WD009

16.

Norton

Set Piece

The Microjazz Alto Saxophone Collection 2

Boosey M060110566

17.

Power

Solitude or Sidewalks of Harlem

All that Jazz

Power PM1943101R

18.

Rae

Last, but not Least*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

19.

Rae

The Keel Row or Song Without Words

Jazzy Saxophone 2

Universal UE19362

20.

Runswick

Catwalk

Jazzed Up Too for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1308A

21.

Snidero

Mister T (CD track 18; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Alto Saxophone

Advance ADV14530

22.

Street

All Because of You

All Because of You

Saxtet 001

23.

Weston

Sonny’s Blues* (CD track 3; play the head and then improvise)
or Pearly White* (CD track 4; play the head and then improvise)

Exploring Jazz Saxophone

Schott ED13140

24.

Weston

Salsa Cubana

Impressions

Camden CM312

25.

J Wilson

Blues for Joseph*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

26.

J Wilson

Effects or Forever

Saxess for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340A

27.

J Wilson

Module 5: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

28.

Brown

Tangram

Tangram

Warwick WD012

29.

Buckland

Tuesday Song (play written solo) or If There Was Ever One

Songs Without Words

Astute am242-03

30.

Buttall

Eclogue (without suggested optional solo)

Eclogue

Saxtet 028a

31.

Foster

For Astor

Five Contemporary Dances

Saxtet 042

32.

Gershwin, arr. Bennett

But Not for Me

The Jazz Sax Collection (tenor edition)

Faber 0571537650

33.

Hampton

Tune for Joey or Rio Girl

Jazz Moods

Masquerade MM0025

34.

Miles

Blah-blah-blah!*

Jazz Routes for Tenor Saxophone

Camden CM237

35.

Miles & Wilson

Mystique* (p14, CD track 8) or Question and Answer Revisited* (p35, CD track 26)

The Scales Wizard

Camden CM187

36.

Mintzer

First Blues, no. 1 (CD track 2) or Slowly, no. 12 (CD track 27)

12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

Alfred 00-37014

37.

Norton

Puppet Theatre or Hot Potato

Microjazz for Tenor Saxophone

Boosey M060085635

38.

Rae

Last, but not Least*

Jazz Zone for Saxophone

Universal UE21394

39.

Rae

The Keel Row or Song Without Words

Jazzy Saxophone 2

Universal UE19362

40.

Runswick

Catwalk

Jazzed Up Too for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1308T

41.

Shearing, arr. Juchem

Lullaby of Birdland (track 22 if using CD; play as written, no improvisation)

Jazz Standards

Schott ED21276

42.

Snidero

Mister T (CD track 18; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV14531

43.

Street

All Because of You

All Because of You

Saxtet 001

44.

Waller, arr. Juchem

Honeysuckle Rose (track 21 if using CD; play as written, no improvisation)

Jazz Standards

Schott ED21276

45.

Wedgwood

Come Dance With Me

After Hours for Tenor Saxophone

Faber 0571569722

46.

Weston

Salsa Cubana

Impressions

Camden CM312

47.

J Wilson

Blues for Joseph*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 1

Camden CM183

48.

J Wilson

Effects or Forever

Saxess for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340T

49.

J Wilson

Module 5: A* or B* or C*

Progressive Guide to Melodic Jazz Improvisation

Trinity GSM10547

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Buckland

Scaredy Cat

Saxophone Solos book 1

Astute am308-48

2.

Dorsey

Ex. 10, p47

Jimmy Dorsey Saxophone Method

Alfred TPF0103

3.

Gumbley

Bebop Bounce, no. 1 or Low Down, no. 2 or In the Groove, no. 6

15 Crazy Jazz Studies

Saxtet 121

4.

Gumbley

Icon See Clearly Now

Double Click!!

Gumbles GP203

5.

Lyons

Study no. 24

24 Melodic Studies for Saxophone

Useful U55

6.

Nightingale

Junk Email Blues, no. 18 or Burn, Burn, Burn, no. 25 or Scart Stomp, no. 23

Jazz@Etudes  

Warwick WD010

7.

Rae

Fake Five, no. 58

Mosaics Saxophone book 1

Trinity TG009302

8.

Rae

One o'Clock Shuffle or Exhibit A or Doctor Cool

36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21613

9.

Stokes

Study no. 30

Easy Jazz Singles for Saxophone

Hunt HE43

10.

Street

Leaps and Bounds

Street Beats

Saxtet 120

11.

J Wilson

Lay it Down or Down Home Blues (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 01

Brass Wind 1324

12.

J Wilson

Southern Sax or Salsa Cuba

World Tour

Brass Wind 1336

 

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Aebersold (arr.)

Impressions
or Maiden Voyage* 
or Song for my Father* 
or Cantaloupe Island* 
or Footprints*
(all the above: head + 2 choruses)

Maiden Voyage, vol. 54

Aebersold V54DS

2.

Buckland

Travellin' Light

Café Europa

Astute am242-54

3.

Budgen

City Awakening*

City Awakening

Pack a Punch PaP01002

4.

Crabb

Sax in the City

Sax in the City

Saxtet 023

5.

Dankworth

Domnerus

Domnerus

Cascade CM29

6.

Gumbley

The Girl from Sark

The Girl from Sark

Saxtet 009

7.

Harburg & Lane, arr. Bennett

Old Devil Moon*

The Jazz Sax Collection (alto edition)

Faber 0571537642

8.

Holcombe

Latin Quarter or Rise and Shine

Contemporary Alto Sax Solos in Pop/Jazz Styles

Studio AS001

9.

Joplin, arr. Ferguson & Wehage

Maple Leaf Rag or Swipesy

Maple Leaf Rag, Solace & Swipesy

Lemoine HL25172

10.

Lamont

More Brothers

The Light Touch book 2

Stainer H388

11.

Miles

Candelight*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

12.

Miles

Isabel’s Song 

Jazz Routes for Alto Saxophone

Camden CM238

13.

Mintzer

Lyrical

14 Blues & Funk Etudes (alto edition)

Alfred EL9607CD

14.

Parker

Billie’s Bounce (CD track 3; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (alto edition)

Faber 0571525989

15.

Santin & Clark

Modal Behaviour* (track 1; head + 2 choruses)
or What’s the Story?* (track 2; head + 1 chorus) 

Creative Saxophone Improvising

OUP 9780193223684

16.

Snidero

Newkness (CD track 20; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Alto Saxophone

Advance ADV14530

17.

Weston

Down to It* (CD track 5; play the head and then improvise)
or First Impression* (CD track 6; play the head and then improvise)

Exploring Jazz Saxophone

Schott ED13140

18.

Weston

Milonga Maldita or Calypso for Sonny

Impressions

Camden CM312

19.

J Wilson

After Charlie ... Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

20.

J Wilson

Those Changes

Saxess for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340A

21.

Wood

Pressed & Dried

Pressed & Dried

Saxtet 002

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

22.

Aebersold (arr.)

Impressions*
or Maiden Voyage*
or Song for my Father* 
or Cantaloupe Island*
or Footprints*
(all the above: head + 2 choruses)

Maiden Voyage, vol. 54

Aebersold V54DS

23.

Crabb

Sax in the City

Sax in the City

Saxtet 023

24.

Dobbins

2nd movt (from Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone )* (with improvisation)

Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV7030

25.

Harburg & Lane, arr. Bennett

Old Devil Moon*

The Jazz Sax Collection (tenor edition)

Faber 0571537650

26.

Miles

Candelight*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

27.

Miles

Isabel’s Song

Jazz Routes for Tenor Saxophone

Camden CM237

28.

Mintzer

Funkify, no. 6 (CD track 15) or Funk It Up, no. 10 (CD track 23)

12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

Alfred 00-37014

29.

Mintzer

Lyrical

14 Blues & Funk Etudes (tenor edition)

Alfred EL9605CD

30.

Norton

Riff Laden and Slow Boogie

Microjazz for Tenor Saxophone

Boosey M060085635

31.

Parker

Billie’s Bounce (CD track 3; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (tenor edition)

Faber 1859097383

32.

Santin & Clark

Modal Behaviour* (track 1; head + 2 choruses)
or What’s the Story?* (track 2; head + 1 chorus) 

Creative Saxophone Improvising

OUP 9780193223684

33.

Scott

Zebra Crossing

Zebra Crossing

Astute am104–67

34.

Snidero

Newkness (CD track 20; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV14531

35.

Weston

Milonga Maldita or Calypso for Sonny

Impressions

Camden CM312

36.

J Wilson

After Charlie ... Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

37.

J Wilson

Those Changes

Saxess for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340T

38.

Wood

Pressed & Dried

Pressed & Dried

Saxtet 002

39.

Wood

Squiffy’s Song

Squiffy's Song

Saxtet 004

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Buckland

Changing Times or Latin Dance or Charming Snakes 

Changing Times

Astute am242–79

2.

Gumbley

Crazy Hepcats or Reed Fever! or Funky Monkey

15 Crazy Jazz Studies

Saxtet 121

3.

Gumbley

Speed Bump Swing

15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for Solo Saxophone

Gumbles GP101

4.

Mower

Bag of Rags, no. 14

Mosaics Saxophone book 2

Trinity TG009319

5.

Rae

Jazz Waltz, no. 4 or Ballad, no. 6

18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21705

6.

Rae

Mambo à la Funk

36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21613

7.

Street

Improve your Groove or Interval Song

Streetworks

Gumbles GP102

8.

Street

Watch It! or Party Time

Street Beats

Saxtet 120

9.

J Wilson

Like a Song or Boogaloo-galoo-do-wop (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 02

Brass Wind 2304

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

Aebersold (arr.)

Kenny’ll Make It*
or Wiggle Waggle*
or The Bird*
or Big Apple*
or The Camel*
(all the above: head + 2 choruses)

Blues in All Keys, vol. 42

Aebersold V42DS

Brandt & Haymes, arr. Taylor

That's All*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

Degg

Ballade

Ballade

Masquerade

Dobbins

Echoes from a Distant Land (omit piano solo, bars 90–106)

Echoes from a Distant Land

Advance ADV7033

Foster

Salseros

Five Contemporary Dances

Saxtet 042

Joplin, arr. Ferguson & Wehage

Elite Syncopations

Elite Syncopations, Bethena & Palm Leaf Rag

Lemoine HL25143

Lewis & Young, arr. Taylor

Street of Dreams*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

Mintzer

Weirdo-Funk

14 Blues & Funk Etudes (alto edition)

Alfred EL9607CD

Parker

Yardbird Suite (CD track 13; head and written out improv only) or Now’s the Time (CD track 17; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (alto edition)

Faber 0571525989

Raye & de Paul, arr. Taylor

Star Eyes*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

Santin & Clark

Make Mine a Double* (track 4; head + 2 choruses)
or Hold that Thought* (track 7; head + 2 choruses)
or The One that Got Away* (track 8; head + 2 choruses)

Creative Saxophone Improvising

OUP 9780193223684

Snidero

Blue Funk (CD track 21; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Alto Saxophone

Advance ADV14530

Weston

52nd St Blues* (CD track 12; play the head and then improvise)
or
Dancing with Duke* (CD track 7; play the head and then improvise)

Exploring Jazz Saxophone

Schott ED13140

J Wilson

Just a Ballad for Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

J Wilson

Synco

Saxess for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340A

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

16.

Aebersold (arr.)

Kenny’ll Make It*
or Wiggle Waggle*
or The Bird*
or Big Apple*
or The Camel*
(all the above: head + 2 choruses)

Blues in All Keys, vol. 42

Aebersold V42DS

17.

Brandt & Haymes, arr. Taylor

That's All*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

18.

Degg

Ballade

Ballade

Masquerade

19.

Dobbins

1st movt (from Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone )* (with improvisation)

Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV7030

20.

Foster

Salseros

Five Contemporary Dances

Saxtet 042

21.

Lewis & Young, arr. Taylor

Street of Dreams*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

22.

Miles

Sideways On*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

23.

Mintzer

Move It Along, no. 5 (CD track 12 ‘fast’)

12 Medium-Easy Jazz, Blues & Funk Etudes

Alfred 00-37014

24.

Mintzer

Weirdo-Funk

14 Blues & Funk Etudes (tenor edition)

Alfred EL9605CD

25.

Parker

Yardbird Suite (CD track 13; head and written out improv only) or Now’s the Time (CD track 17; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (tenor edition)

Faber 1859097383

26.

Raye & de Paul, arr. Taylor

Star Eyes*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

27.

Santin & Clark

Make Mine a Double* (track 4; head + 2 choruses)
or Hold that Thought* (track 7; head + 2 choruses)
or The One that Got Away* (track 8; head + 2 choruses)

Creative Saxophone Improvising

OUP 9780193223684

28.

Snidero

Blue Funk (CD track 21; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV14531

29.

J Wilson

Just a Ballad for Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

30.

J Wilson

Synco

Saxess for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340T

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Gumbley

Hopscotch

15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for Solo Saxophone

Gumbles GP101

2.

Gumbley

Merry-Go-Round or Fourth Attempt or Tough Guys!

15 Crazy Jazz Studies

Saxtet 121

3.

Lopez-Real

Axis part 1

Five Contemporary Etudes

Saxtet 134

4.

Mower

A Recurring Theme (7), no. 23 or Bodacious Funktitude, no. 25

Mosaics Saxophone book 2

Trinity TG009319

5.

Rae

Giocoso, no. 9 or Leggiero, no. 15

18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21705

6.

Rae

Hocus Pocus, no. 34

36 More Modern Studies for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21613

7.

Rae

Ignition, no. 1 or Free Spirit, no. 9

12 Modern Etudes for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE18795

8.

Street

Not Strictly Tango

Streetworks

Gumbles GP102

9.

J Wilson

Meaningful Meander or A Bit of a Roast (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 02

Brass Wind 2304

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Alto/Baritone Saxophone in E♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Aebersold (arr.)

Autumn Leaves*
or Tenderly*
or Stormy Weather*
or S’posin’*
or Witchcraft*
(all the above: head + 1 chorus)

Autumn Leaves, vol. 44

Aebersold V44DS

2.

Davis

All Blues

The Julian Cannonball Adderley Collection

Hal Leonard HL673244

3.

Fields & McHugh, arr. Taylor

I'm in the Mood for Love*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

4.

Gordon & Warren, arr. Taylor

The More I See You*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

5.

Holcombe

Allegro (with cadenza; last two notes may be played an octave lower) or Allegro con brio (1st movt or 3rd movt from Blues Concerto for Alto Sax )

Blues Concerto for Alto Sax

Musicians Pubs AC103

6.

Iturralde

Kalamatianos and Funky (play as written, no improvisation)

Suite hellénique 

Lemoine HL26054

7.

La Touche, Fetter & Duke, arr. Taylor

Taking a Chance on Love*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

8.

McGarry

Dreams of You

Dreams of You

Saxtet 003

9.

Mintzer

Rhythm Check

14 Blues & Funk Etudes (alto edition)

Alfred EL9607CD

10.

Parker

Donna Lee (CD track 21; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (alto edition)

Faber 0571525989

11.

Parker & Gillespie

Anthropology (CD track 25; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (alto edition)

Faber 0571525989

12.

Santin & Clark

Reality Check* (track 15; head + 1 chorus)
or Surely You’re not Serious* (track 16; head + 2 choruses)

Creative Saxophone Improvising

OUP 9780193223684

13.

Snidero

Bird in Flight (CD track 22; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Alto Saxophone

Advance ADV14530

14.

Taylor

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

Saxtet 027a

15.

Weston

Flying with the Bird* (CD track 13; play the head and then improvise)
or Times Square Shuffle* (CD track 15; play the head and then improvise)

Exploring Jazz Saxophone

Schott ED13140

16.

J Wilson

Funky Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

17.

J Wilson

Variable Blues

Saxess for Alto Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340A

18.

Woods

1st movt* (no piano improv) (from Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano )

Sonata for Alto Sax and Piano

Advance ADV7045

19.

Young, arr. Taylor

Lester Leaps In*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

 

Group A: accompanied pieces (Soprano/Tenor Saxophone in B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

20.

Aebersold (arr.)

Autumn Leaves*
or Tenderly*
or Stormy Weather*
or S’posin’*
or Witchcraft*
(all the above: head + 1 chorus)

Autumn Leaves, vol. 44

Aebersold V44DS

21.

Dobbins

3rd movt (from Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone )* (with improvisation)

Sonata for Soprano or Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV7030

22.

Fields & McHugh, arr. Taylor

I'm in the Mood for Love*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

23.

Gordon & Warren, arr. Taylor

The More I See You*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

24.

Iturralde

Kalamatianos and Funky (play as written, no improvisation)

Suite hellénique 

Lemoine HL26054

25.

La Touche, Fetter & Duke, arr. Taylor

Taking a Chance on Love*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

26.

McGarry

Dreams of You

Dreams of You

Saxtet 003

27.

Mintzer

Rhythm Check

14 Blues & Funk Etudes (tenor edition)

Alfred EL9605CD

28.

Parker

Donna Lee (CD track 21; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (tenor edition)

Faber 1859097383

29.

Parker & Gillespie

Anthropology (CD track 25; head and written out improv only)

In Session with Charlie Parker (tenor edition)

Faber 1859097383

30.

Santin & Clark

Reality Check* (track 15; head + 1 chorus)
or Surely You’re not Serious* (track 16; head + 2 choruses)

Creative Saxophone Improvising

OUP 9780193223684

31.

Scott

Respectfully Yours

Respectfully Yours

Astute am105-32

32.

Snidero

Bird in Flight (CD track 22; play as written, no improv)

The Essence of the Blues for Tenor Saxophone

Advance ADV14531

33.

Taylor

A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

Saxtet 027a

34.

J Wilson

Funky Joe*

Creative Variations for Saxophone vol. 2

Camden CM184

35.

J Wilson

Variable Blues

Saxess for Tenor Saxophone

Brass Wind 1340T

36.

Young, arr. Taylor

Lester Leaps In*

Ultimate Jazz Standards

Hal Leonard HL109250

 

Group B: unaccompanied pieces (Saxophone in E♭/B♭)

No.

Composer

Title

Book

Buy book / Publisher

1.

Bennett

Oxford Street

The Jazz Sax Collection

Faber 0571537642 (Eb) / 0571537650 (Bb)

2.

Gumbley

D.D.D. (Double Density Disorder)

15 Crazy Jazz Studies

Saxtet 121

3.

Gumbley

Village Hall Funk

15 More Crazy Jazz Studies for Solo Saxophone

Gumbles GP101

4.

Lopez-Real

Eddie

Five Contemporary Etudes

Saxtet 134

5.

Mower

A Recurring Theme (8), no. 33 or Hectic Beatnik, no. 38

Mosaics Saxophone book 2

Trinity TG009319

6.

Rae

Dick's Licks, no. 15 or Snookie Dookie, no. 17

20 Modern Studies for Saxophone

Universal UE18820

7.

Rae

Duckin' and Divin', no. 35

Mosaics Saxophone book 2

Trinity TG009319

8.

Rae

Tabasco, no. 6

12 Modern Etudes for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE18795

9.

Rae

Volante, no. 13 or Vivo, no. 16

18 Concert Etudes for Solo Saxophone

Universal UE21705

10.

Street

Spanish Colours

Streetworks

Gumbles GP102

11.

Tweed

See-Saw

Sax Scorchers

Saxtet 118

12.

J Wilson

Diminology or All Mixed Up! (play as a study without backing or improv)

Modal Workout 02

Brass Wind 2304

 

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