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Great Jazz Saxophonists, Part One

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
This is a terribly difficult quiz on the greatest saxophonists.

Question 1:


This great tenor player, born in 1904, was famous for his sweet yet soulful sound, most notably on his rendition of "Body and Soul."
Sideney Bechet
Sonny Rollins
Eric Dolphy
Coleman Hawkins

Question 2:


This tenor player called "Prez" was considered the best tenor player in the world. Because of racial discrimination he refused to play in the southern USA.
Eric Dolphy
Stan Getz
Coleman Hawkins
Lester Young

Question 3:


Besides being a great alto player, he also played flute and bass clarinet. His best album was "Out to Lunch." He died in Berlin because of a wrong diagnosis.
Sidney bechet
Eric Dolphy
Coleman Hawkins
Lester Young

Question 4:


This tenor player hit a rough spot in his career in the 1950’s. He went out onto the Brooklyn Bridge every night for a year playing his sax. Somehow he got out of his funk and revived his career. He was famous for wearing a Mohawk hairdo for several years.
Lester Young
Sideny Bechet
Paul Desmond
Sonny Rollins

Question 5:


Born in Philadelphia and raised in The Bronx, New York, this tenor had a great career with Woody Hermann’s band and later helped bring in the bossa nova sound to the USA.
Sonny Rollins
Carlos Jobim
Eric Dolphy
Stan Getz

Question 6:


This great alto player was an important part of The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Paul Desmond
Darius Brubeck
Eric Dolphy
Al Cohn

Question 7:


A Muppet character was based on this great saxophonist who played for many years with Woody Hermann.
Zoot Sims
Paul Desmond
Sonny Rollins
Al Cohn

Question 8:


This great saxophonist played on the hit song by Bill Withers "Just the Two of Us."
Bill Withers
Zoot Sims
Grover Washington, Jr.
Stan Getz

Question 9:


Considered the greatest baritone saxophonist of all times, he played for many years with Duke Ellington. His signature piece was "Sophisticated Lady." Who was he?
Coleman Hawkins
Harry Carney
Johnny Hodges
Pee Wee Russell

Question 10:


Nicknamed "Jeru," this great baritone sax player was raised in New England. His duets with Chet Baker have become classics. One of the most interesting part of his quartets was the non-use of pianos. What was this musicians last name?
Mulligan
Getz
Koz
Sanborn

Question 11:


This great alto player is most famous for playing on Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are” and on Steely Dan's "Dr. Wu".
Dave Sanborn
John Dankworth
Dave Koz
Phil Woods

Question 12:


What was the nickname of Charlie Parker, one of the top bebop musicians?
The King
Mr. Bebop
Yardbird
The Vice Prez

 


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