I'm a reed guy and a big fan of albums that are sax-section centric. I light up when I hear the sound of tightly voiced saxophones that swing easy. My Sax Sectioin" iTunes folder includes the following recordings...
- Al Cohn and the Sax Section (1956)
- Zoot Sims Plays Alto, Tenor and Baritone (1956)
- Zoot Sims Plays Four Altos (1956)
- Reeds in Hi-Fi—Pete Rugolo (1956)
- Four Brothers Together Again (1957)
- Gerry Mulligan Song Book (1957)
- Coleman Hawkins Meets the Big Sax Section (1958)
- Cross Section Saxophones—Hal McKusick (1958)
- Saxophones Inc.—Bobby Prince and His Orchestra (1959)
- Ten Saxophones and Two Basses—Pete Rugolo (1961)
- Bud Shank and the Sax Section (1966)
- Supersax (1972-1988)
I spoke to Sol Schlinger yesterday but he couldn't remember who wrote the arrangments. I also spoke to Mundell Lowe [pictured above], who seemed to recall that Eddie Sauter wrote the arrangements. I also have an email in to Dick Hyman.
JazzWax tracks: All the King's Saxophones was originally released as a 12-inch mono LP and never issued on CD. But you can listen to the entire album here for free. All of the songs are on the one track bar. Just click the play" triangle and enjoy.