Here's a saxophone eq chart I have created and hope it does help you equalize your sax sounds proper. I know it's not accurate but it will guide you to the right direction. Rumble: below 110Hz. Bottom/Punch: 125Hz - 250Hz. Fullness: 250Hz- 450Hz. Honk/Nasal: 500Hz - 1.6kHz. Presence/Edge: 2kHz - 6kHz. Definition: 6kHz - 8kHz.
In 1939, Coleman Hawkins wrote a ballad for the saxophone called "Body and Soul". This song composed for the tenor sax, leaves the artist plenty of room to go off sheet for a solo or note changes. It is a smooth, jazzy tune that will impress anyone who hears it. Another great song for the tenor sax is "St. Thomas" by Sonny Rollins.
The solo is by saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft and (shock, horror!) it's actually slightly 'flat'. Not by a lot, but enough to be noticed by musical ears. However, this only adds to the solo; most people have heard it so often, that playing it in tune just sounds..wrong! Careless Whisper (George Michael)
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Some solos don't need to be learned verbatim; they can be improvised. The "Born to Run" saxophonesolo is one of the most well-known, most recognizable saxophonesolos of all time; if you're going to play in a Top 40 band, this solo is a must-know. Transcribing music becomes easier and easier the more you do it.