Sax in the jungle

Any saxophone player will have those influences come through in their music in a very different way. I can listen to the same 10 sax players as someone else for my entire life, and we’ll both play completely differently. That’s the beauty of being a musician.

Kenny G

I’m an avid fan of house music, particularly Deep jazzy and soulful house in this regard. for those that listen to those types of songs the saxophone very quickly comes up. when I initially started this song I’d known I wanted something on the deep side. What I wasn’t sure about was what to blend the deep with. I was listening to Duke soul – Sax hulana park and the Sax just stood out to me along with that came a YouTube video of Casper Esau II’s Saxophone accompaniment to KO’s Supa Dopa which I have included down below.

My Approach to this track was to use the sax the same way Casper Esau II had done. with this in mind I needed to do two things.

The first thing I needed to do was to create a rough idea that had nothing to do with music you’d expect to hear a saxophone on. This is my Supa Dupa. which took the form of an upbeat trap song.
The second thing I needed to do was the obvious part and most challenging for me. I needed to add the saxophone.

I got on to my keyboard loaded up a sax VST, as I don’t play the sax. I quickly found myself not liking what I was playing as it felt unnatural. you could tell I was playing the sax through a keyboard. I decided to go out to the web and search for saxophone samples that were for sales and after about 15 minutes of sample surfing I decided on one from the Samplestar – Jazz Hop Jamz Kit

Please Enjoy and if you like the song Please purchase it or add it to your playlist

Sax in the Jungle YouTube video

Photo by Victor Freitas from Pexels

Check out this Saxophone accompaniment to KO’s Sup Dopa. I heard this while back going through videos on the internet that could spark an idea for a new song/sound. what this video did was to remind me of just how much you can change the energy and mode of a song with a single instrument, the right notes and rhythm.