It’s becoming a sad year for legendary saxophone players.
First, Clarence Clemons passed away last June. Now, it is Andrew Love.
If Clemons is more well-known to you as a name (for his work with Bruce and his larger-than-life stage presence), I’ll wager a bet that Love’s saxophone sound and arrangements are a sound you know all too well, even if you never realized it. As one half of The Memphis Horns section, Love and partner Wayne Jackson (on trumpet) created the wall of horns on most of the R&B tracks from Stax Studios and more that became the soundtrack to much of the 1960s and 1970s. Love passed away a few days ago, after battling Alzheimer’s.
The Memphis Horns even won themselves a Lifetime Grammy Award a few years ago.
So Long, Andrew Love. Your sounds will remain.
Peace (on the saxophone),