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Best Alto Saxophone Players in Classic Jazz
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Best Alto Saxophone Players in Classic Jazz

Jazz music can stimulate your emotions. It can help your mind drift away after a busy day, or you can pick a more upbeat song and dance to it. However, it’s not an easy genre to master. It requires artists to improvise, thereby creating unique melodies on the spot.

There are a few alto saxophone players who have made playing jazz look easy. Let’s look at some of the legends of the genre.

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1959
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1959 – The Best Year In Jazz History

1959 was without a doubt the best year in jazz history. Even if we were to add “so far” to the end of that statement, it still wouldn’t make sense, as the revolution to come will be grounded in the roots of 1959 anyway—or it will get a new name, other than “jazz.”

John Coltrane, Paul Chambers, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Blue Mitchell, and Lee Morgan were just amazing. These names alone should give you an idea of how important the records of 1959 were when you think that they are not even the leading musicians of the following releases. These albums were made for eternity, and their creators even more so.

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