A “September Sax” playlist

It’s September, which everyone knows is prime saxophone season. So to mark the month here’s a little playlist to celebrate the sax. Things kick off with an imaginative mash up of The Stranglers and the Dave Brubeck Quartet, go on to sample some contemporary artists, and also include a block of some personal favorites selected from film and TV soundtracks. The track listing is below, and here is the set as a YouTube playlist.

A “September Sax” playlist:

  1. “Golden Brown” (The Stranglers x The Dave Brubeck Quartet, arrangement by Laurence Mason)
  2. “Summer of Luv” (Portugal the Man)
  3. “Summon the Fire” (The Comet is Coming, live at Glastonbury 2019)
  4. “Ms 45 Dance Party” (Joe Delia & Artie Kaplan, from the Ms. 45 soundtrack) [film scene here]
  5. “Bartertown [Pig Rock]” (Maurice Jarre, from the Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome soundtrack)
  6. “My Favorite Beer Joint” (Don Julian, from the Savage! soundtrack)
  7. “Snake Eyes” (Trouble, from the Twin Peaks: The Return soundtrack)
  8. “New York’s Alright if You Like Saxophones” (FEAR)
  9. “Not Kansas” (Bay of Pigs)
  10. “Going Up” (Kassa Overall ft. Lil B, Shabazz Palaces, Francis and the Lights)
  11. “Like Swimming” (Morphine)
  12. “Summer Solstice” (Katalyst, Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad)
  13. “Belt of Venus” (Lynn Avery/Cole Pulice)
  14. “Water Get No Enemy” (Femi Kuti)
  15. “Don’t Wake the Ghost” (Don’t Stop or We’ll Die)

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