Below are some professional sax players to listen to.
Performers to look for: Marcel Mulé, Vincent Abato, Eugene Rousseau, Eugene Bozza, Laura Hunter, Harvey Pittel, Bradford Marsalis. Composers and standard classical repertoire: Ibert Concertino, Glasunow Concerto, Creation of the World by Milhaud (a work for small orchestra with saxophone). Lots of saxophone quartet works are available - sax quartet most often includes soprano, alto, tenor and bari. Specific recordings of interest: Anything by Marcel Mulé! Saxophone Colors (Rousseau); Saxophonquartette (Berlin Saxophone Quartet) this recording has works by Glasunow, Moulaert, Bumcke and Francaix. The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet is a group of four women who play classical and jazz quartets. Jazz performers: Charlie Parker (Live at Massey Hall); Stan Getz (The Dolphin, Anniversary); Sonny Rollins; Phil Woods; Johnny Hodges (with Duke Ellington); On tenor: John Coltrane & Lester Young, and modern tenor players: Joe Lovano & Michael Brecker. And some student recommended albums: Ben Webster, "Live in Paris", and Sonny Rollins on "Rollins plays for Bird" or "Don't stop the Carnival", Paul Desmond plays with the Dave Brubeck on "We're All Together Again for the First Time" Bari sax: Gerry Mulligan, Harry Carney (with Duke Ellington), Gary Smulyan (with Mel Lewis). And CLASSICAL bari sax: Todd Oxford -- Finesse -- Equilibrium Records -- EQ22 -- www.equilibri.com