The Worst Jazz Solo of All Time

From “Adam Neely”. ( YouTube / Nebula )

This solo from 1956 is really, really bad. Let’s analyze it.
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Listen to the Jones Girl (alt take) – The Five Satins
https://youtu.be/Pt76-vvCGWs

"Flying Home" by Illinois Jacquet (1942)
https://youtu.be/45sVjkW6d30

Illinois Jacquet obituary
https://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/23/arts/illinois-jacquet-81-sax-playing-bandleader.html

Red Prysock – Hand Clappin’
https://youtu.be/kxFl65HomYI

Big Jay McNeely – Deacon’s Hop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MKwU-EW6mk

Big Jay McNeely Obituary
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/big-jay-mcneely-randb-sax-player-whose-rollicking-style-helped-lay-foundations-of-rock-dies-at-91/2018/09/18/8ede4544-bab4-11e8-a8aa-860695e7f3fc_story.html

Book with a history of Jones Girl
https://books.google.com/books?id=G_QvDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA42&lpg=PA42&dq=Vinny+Mazzetta&source=bl&ots=PrQYeemfDY&sig=ACfU3U3FzW1Uw62nDkMuPTCrK6Kw28Glpw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiJkcC-lv_oAhW0gnIEHUXHCEoQ6AEwE3oECDMQAQ#v=onepage&q=Vinny%20Mazzetta&f=false

Article about Saxophonist Vinny Mazetta
https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/RANDALL-BEACH-Vinny-played-sax-The-Five-Satins-11620034.php

Interview with Five Satins singer Jim Freeman
https://omny.fm/shows/big-jims-house-podcast/jim-freeman-former-member-of-the-five-satins

Elliott Carter – Eight Etudes and a Fantasty for Woodwind Quintet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC0ZtZS0j_o
David Bruce Composer’s excellent video on composing with one note
https://youtu.be/tHVwHKFL_M0

Tony Lakatos’ "one-note solo" Transcription
https://youtu.be/1DRTQkU7Kx8

Ligeti – György Ligeti – Musica Ricercata
https://youtu.be/nIs3jechQ_E

One Note Improv Teaching resource
https://bradleysowash.com/blog/one-note-improv

Bryan Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsF_NJZ4El4

The R&B Saxophone Player list
https://tamingthesaxophone.com/blues-saxophone

Donna Schwartz One note solos; A different approach to Jazz Improvisation
https://youtu.be/LwODMZJG-NE

Rock GUitar solos –
https://youtu.be/62ZJn0cTASo
https://youtu.be/FGwr-BD239Q

One note samba
https://youtu.be/AuEv942wOZs

Leo P at BBC Proms
https://youtu.be/BARAHLk-8dk

Rob Scallon One Note Solo
https://youtu.be/_IVaDoCQhTo

Image Credit
https://photos.allaboutjazz.com/image-155999
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