Henry Mancini – Peter Gunn sax solo
Once they gained the ability to bend and modulate notes and be played with dynamics, keyboards could be played with much greater expressiveness. In this piece I have used those capabilities to mimic many of the sounds a sax player makes by managing their embouchure, i.e. the way they apply their mouth to the mouthpiece.
Here on synthesizer I play alongside the fantastic sax solo from Peter Gunn, written by Henry Mancini.
(Regrettably, I have so far been unable to find the name of the musician who played the solo.) The solo was improvised and performed by Mancini favorite Ted Nash.
[Updated May 2012 to include a PDF of a score of the solo for Eb alto saxophone.]