Saxophone Style

August 6, 2009

Saxophonists have the best style!   Not that I’m biased or anything…

Dexter Gordon

Dexter Gordon

Lester Young in his signature Porkpie hat

Lester Young in his signature Porkpie hat

Stan Getz - Looks cool even though his bowtie is a clip on.

Stan Getz - Looks cool even though his bowtie is a clip on.

John Coltrane - Anyone that can smoke and play like that gets my approval.

John Coltrane - Anyone that can smoke and play like that gets my approval.

Bud Shank on Bari - Here with Chet Baker

Bud Shank on Bari - Here with Chet Baker

Charlie "The Bird" Parker in a great flecked blazer and a sweet Conn Alto.  Check out the underslung octave key!

Charlie "The Bird" Parker in a great flecked blazer and a sweet Conn Alto. Check out the underslung octave key!

Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond

Coleman Hawkins

Coleman Hawkins

Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin

James Moody

James Moody

Boots Randolph in an awesome skinny tie and button down collar.

Boots Randolph in an awesome skinny tie and button down collar.

johnny hodges

Johnny Hodges

Lucky Thompson

Lucky Thompson

Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins

Barney Wilen

Barney Wilen

13 Responses to “Saxophone Style”

  1. theindecisivemoment said

    so when are you picking yours back up?

  2. Great blog! Have you seen the new photo book “Space Suits”? I think you’d enjoy it. Will write more later and link to you on the Spy Vibe website and blog.
    Best,
    -Jason (Spy Vibe)

  3. phil said

    Great series of shots!

    I played sax in my youth.
    How did I turn out so uncool?
    Ah well.

  4. Noirkiss said

    In Miles Davis Autobiography he talks about Gordon as being one of the smoothest guys around. Here Here.

  5. Allan Renn said

    I am looking for some info on Alto Saxaphones and I’ve just found this website! A good read which I thought to be of use. I will return be able to read more.

  6. CliveE said

    What about the coolest, smoothest, wickedest of them all

    “Chu Berry”

  7. jazzman said

    Great collection of pictures but I do have a correction. The picture of Bird is not a Conn alto. It is a King Super 20 Silversonic. It has a silver neck and bell, underslung octave, and a double socket neck.

  8. Jack I. mayer said

    Seems “The Bird” is playing a Super 20; King! Conn not agree with your observation.

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