Last night during SNL’s Christmas special, they ran a skit from their inaugural season. The skit—that originally aired on December 20, 1975—features the original cast including well known SNL alumni such as: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, and Gilda Radner, who were joined by guest host Candice Bergen.
However, what really caught my eye was the bass saxophone player who counted in the band, and even had a dance solo part way through this classic SNL version of Winter Wonderland.
I’ve not been able to figure out who the bass sax player is. Anyone recognize him?
Who knows, perhaps if you own a vintage, silver plated American bass, you own this saxophone now. After all it has been 35 years+ 2 days since this video was shot. There’s a good chance that this player has given up playing bass now, and sold the sax.