Atomic Age Cocktail Party

Sax Appeal (1093)

Atomic Age logo with an illustration of a flapper style woman playing the sax. Text reads Episode 1093 Sax Appeal.

Sax Appeal is what we’re all about this week. A look at some of the great saxophone players of the hi-fi era. The sax, one of the core instruments of popular music of time, could be found in just about every ensemble or orchestra. From Big Band to Capitol "J" jazz to Space Age pop to Exotica and everything in between. It’s an instrument that was so versatile in style and in tone. It could rev you up with a wild wail or it could wrap you in soulful blues or it could played in a hundred different ways in between. We’ll hear from Gerry Mulligan, King Curtis, Zoot Sims, John Coltrane with a spotlight on cool sounds of Plas Johnson.


Title Artist Album
Charade Stan Getz Reflections
Baia Bill Perkins Bossa Nova With Strings Attached - The Tenor Of Bill Perkins
Central Park West John Coltrane Coltrane's Sound
Bernie's Tune Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan
Jivin' Time King Curtis Trouble In Mind
Johnny Walks Buddy Collette Calm, Cool & Collette
Tanya Plas Johnson Mood For The Blues
Scrips 'N' Scraps Plas Johnson Sax 5th Ave.
Blue Jungle Les Baxter Les Baxter's Jungle Jazz
Pink Panther Theme Henry Mancini The Pink Panther (Music From The Film Score)
Cool Blues Sonny Stitt Sonny Stitt
Red's Blues Red Prysock The Big Sound Of Red Prysock
Taking A Chance On Love Zoot Sims Zoot!
Yakety Sax Boots Randolph Boots Randolph's Yakety Sax!