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“The Wanderer”
Saxophone Music and Backing Track

Watch video to hear Johnny’s instrumental sax version:

dionThe Wanderer Saxophone Music

Dion and the Belmonts was Dion’s band until 1960 after which he was known simply as Dion. Although The Wanderer was a hit in 1961 it had the doowop sound from the 50’s and so that’s why this song sounds more like it was recorded in the 50’s rather than having a 60’s sound.

Complete with one of the most recognizable saxophone solos of early rock and roll played by Buddy Lucas, an east coast session musician. He played on many recordings including Big Joe Turner, Frankie Lymon ( “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”), LaVern Baker, Paul Anka, Little Anthony and the Imperials (“Tears On My Pillow”), Big Maybelle, Bill Doggett, Ray Charles (“Busted”) and Aretha Franklin to name a few.

Our version made available here is in the key of D major. This is the same key as recorded by Dion and The Belmonts. This works out to be in E major for the tenor music and B major for the alto music chart.


The Wanderer Saxophone Music Download Includes Sheet Music and MP3 Audio Backing Tracks

  • same tracks as in the music video above (without sax)
  • music sheet includes all the notes in the solo section
  • high quality MP3 files (192 kbps) for Bb and Eb saxes
  • chart prints out as full size music sheet

Download This Song

To download The Wanderer saxophone music and play-along backing track click the button below. After payment you will receive an email with your special download link and other information regarding your purchase.

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The Wanderer Tutorial Video

 Get access to “The Wanderer” Tutorial Videos (3 videos)

Follow along with this video tutorial as we cover the most important elements of the music sheet including:

  • song key and notes
  • rhythmic notation (especially triplets as there are many in this song)
  • analyze the original solo section by section
  • learn about the 5 note scale used in the solo so you can create your own solo
  • listen to 2 of my own solo examples using this 5 note scale

Get the tutorial video lesson!

*Note – The tutorial video lessons purchase is a separate purchase and does not include the sheet music and backing track. These are purchased through the link above.

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