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Wilton Felder Saxophone Solo @ Soul Shadows

I did a transcription of Wilton Felder’s soulful tenor saxophone solo on Soul Shadows from The Crusaders  – Rhapsody and Blues album. The transcription is available at transcriptions page.

Review by Scott Yanow

The Crusaders’ follow-up to Street Life did not result in any additional hits (does anyone remember Bill Withers’ vocal on “Soul Shadows?”) and found the group’s R&Bish music sounding closer to a formula. Each of the three remaining original Crusaders (Wilton Felder on tenor, soprano, alto and electric bass, keyboardist Joe Sample and drummer Stix Hooper), who are joined by an expanded rhythm section, contribute at least one original piece but the group’s concept was starting to sound a bit tired.

The Crusaders - "Rhapsody and Blues"