Monday, June 27, 2011

Clarence Clemons: Sax Man

Anyone who has been to a Bruce Springsteen concert – and I count myself lucky several times over – will have been moved to ecstasy by the big fat sound of Clarence Clemons, sideman and saxophonist for the E Street Band. Clarence died on June 18 aged 69 after a stroke. His collaboration with The Boss stretched almost 40 years. His solo on Jungleland has been called “the best sax solo in rock history.” Call it chemistry, call it bromance, it’s clear that that they had a bond that ran deep and strong. The Church of Bruce has lost one of its cardinals.