The Saxophone Shop

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The Saxophone Shop
The Saxophone Shop.jpg
Studio album by The Odean Pope Saxophone Choir
Released 1985
Recorded September 30 and October 1, 1985
Genre Jazz
Length 34:46
Label Soul Note
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Odean Pope chronology
Almost Like Me
(1982)Almost Like Me1982
The Saxophone Shop
The Ponderer
(1990)The Ponderer1990

The Saxophone Shop is an album by the American jazz saxophonist Odean Pope recorded in 1985 and released on the Italian Soul Note label.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "Odean Pope's "Saxophone Choir" is well-titled. The tenor saxophonist is joined by three altos and three tenors (along with a standard rhythm section) for six of his originals and two other songs that he arranged. The saxophonists primarily function as "background singers," making their voices heard mostly as accompanists for the leader. It's an interesting concept".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Odean Pope except as indicated
  1. "The Saxophone Shop" - 3:54
  2. "Heavenly" (Eddie Green) - 2:52
  3. "Cis" - 6:34
  4. "Almost Like Me Part 2" - 2:34
  5. "Prince la Sha" - 3:40
  6. "Muntu Chant" - 4:32
  7. "Doug's Prelude" (Clifford Jordan) - 4:14
  8. "Elixir" - 6:26
  • Recorded at Platinum Factory, Inc. in Brooklyn, New York on September 30 and October 1, 1985



  1. ^ Soul Note discography accessed July 22, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 22, 2011