Doug Webb’s Monumental Performance of El Cerdo Gordo with 150+ Instruments

Wow!   I’m almost speechless after watching this video of saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Doug Webb’s performance on El Cerdo Gordo by Ladd McIntosh.   Doug plays over 150+ instruments on this video.  Many of which I have never seen before or knew existed.  This is such a monumental undertaking and I can’t even begin to comprehend the number of hours and amount of work that went into creating this music and video.  Check it out below and please show Doug some love by subscribing to his Youtube channel and listening to some of his great albums he has recorded.

Here is a bio about Doug Webb from his website:

Doug Webb was born in Chicago and moved to California at the age of 3. He is a graduate of Edison high school in Huntington Beach, CA and received a Bachelor of Music from Boston’s Berklee College of Music. He began playing the clarinet at the age of 8 and added saxophone and flute at 15. He lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife Alex and his son, Ryan.

Over his career Webb has played and recorded with such notable talents as Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Sal Marquez, Stanley Clarke, Quincy Jones, Mat Marucci, Kyle Eastwood, Billy Childs, Rod Stewart, Carly Simon, Art Davis, Kenny Rogers, Bonnie Raitt, Pancho Sanchez and Vikki Carr. He played with the house band for the Dennis Miller TV show, the Jimmy Cleveland orchestra and continues to tour with the Doc Severinsen big band. He has recorded music for hundreds of movies and television programs. He solos on the sound track for Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby and Jersey Boys. Webb has been featured on hundreds of recordings.

You can also check out this short transcription I did of his swingin’ tenor sax solo over “All the Things You Are” also.   I hope you enjoy this incredible video by Doug Webb!!!

Steve About Steve

Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.

Comments

  1. Avatar Ted h Fifield says

    That’s a fantastic video I loved it 😱😍🎷🎼

  2. Absolutely amazing music and video! I had to listen on my headphones to hear the contrabass woodwinds, which are so sonorous and smooth. I frequently have difficulty managing reeds for 2 saxes, I can’t imagine maintaining reeds for so many different instruments. Thank you for sharing Doug Webb’s music.

  3. Avatar John Zangrando says

    Doug is one of my favorite musicians. This is a joy to listen to.

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