The Best of Sax Music: Instrumental Edition

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This is the best of saxophone music. All of your favorite saxophone songs in one place.


Saxophone music has been around for centuries and has been used in a variety of genres, from classical to jazz to rock. The saxophone is a versatile instrument that can be played solo or in a band, making it a popular choice for both professional and amateur musicians alike.

Whether you’re a fan of the saxophone or simply looking to add some new instrumental music to your collection, this list of the best saxophone songs is sure to please. From smooth jazz classics to modern pop hits, there’s something for everyone on this list.

The Best of Sax Music: Instrumental Edition

The best of saxophone music can be found in this Instrumental Edition. With a mix of classical and contemporary pieces, there is something for everyone.

“The Entertainer” by Scott Joplin

“The Entertainer” is a 1902 classic ragtime composition by Scott Joplin. It was one of the first Ragtime pieces to become widely popular. It helped establish Ragtime as a distinctive music genre and remains one of the most popular Ragtime pieces to this day.

Saxophone player Coleman Hawkins recorded “The Entertainer” in 1931 and his version helped to make the tune even more popular. It has been covered by many other artists over the years, including Lionel Hampton, Louis Armstrong, and Sting.

“Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin

often considered one of the most popular and important American works of the 20th century.

“Sax in the City” by Duke Ellington

This track, written by Duke Ellington, is one of the most famous saxophone-based pieces of music ever composed. It has been covered by many artists, but the Duke’s original recording is still considered the best.

“Saxophone Colossus” by Sonny Rollins

“Saxophone Colossus” is a classic saxophone solo by Sonny Rollins. It was recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label. The solo is one of the most famous saxophone solos of all time, and Rollins is considered one of the greatest saxophonists of all time.

“The Pink Panther Theme” by Henry Mancini

One of the most popular and well-known pieces of saxophone music, “The Pink Panther Theme” was composed by Henry Mancini for the 1963 film The Pink Panther. The catchy tune has been adapted for use in a number of other media, including television, video games, and commercials.


We hope you enjoyed our list of the best saxophone instrumental tunes! The saxophone is such a versatile and expressive instrument, capable of conveying a wide range of emotions. We believe that the best way to experience the saxophone is through its music.

Whether you’re a casual listener or a diehard fan, we’re sure you’ll find something to enjoy in this collection. So sit back, relax, and let the saxophone take you on a journey!

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