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Old 03-14-2017, 03:39 PM
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You mentioned clarinet and that reminds me of a cool song by War.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA0b87tWshc
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Old 03-14-2017, 05:38 PM
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Not really a solo, but Jimmy Buffett's "Hippolyte's Habitat" uses a machete being hand-sharpened with a stone as rhythm.
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Old 03-14-2017, 11:15 PM
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Rush's Losing It features an Electric Violin before those really began happening much.
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Old 03-15-2017, 10:57 PM
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I'm a little surprised no one's mentioned the Beatles so far—solos like the piccolo trumpet solo in "Penny Lane," the penny whistle solo in "Fool on the Hill," the sax solo in "Lady Madonna"...

Saxophone solos aren't really that unusual per se, but they are for the Beatles. If the OP's really interested, I'm sure we could come up with many more examples of sax solos.

Not the Beatles though, and short but sweet - Alto Reed on sax at the beginning and end of Bob Seger's "Turn The Page"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQW2Lq5pA5k

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Old 03-16-2017, 10:05 AM
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Apparently, yes. I did not know that or even think to look that up until now. Nice bit of trivia to know. ETA: And he also plays on "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."
Took his Intro to Jazz class at UCLA. Great guy, unassuming, informative, entertaining. One of those "easy A" type classes used by jocks. Still, a hell of a lot of fun.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:10 AM
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There are a couple of bassoon solos in "Live at the Quick" by Bla Fleck and the Flecktones and also a call-and-response between tabla and electric banjo.
Love that disc, one of the first music performance DVDs I ever bought.

I'd forgotten Paul McCandless (woodwind/horn player) was with Oregon for a good while.
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(isn't the sax as common a lead instrument as guitar/bass/etc.?)
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Starbuck's "Moonlight Feels Right" has an awesome 30-second solo on vibes.
Always went all loopy over how the solo ends with that nifty ascending run!

Trippy mellotron solo here at the one-minute mark in Captain Beefheart's Ashtray Heart.

Always liked how David Cross's violin solo starts quietly at around 11:46 and then builds in King Crimson's Lark's Tongues Aspic (Part I).
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:34 PM
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Chick Corea's "The Mad Hatter" has an awesome bass guitar solo to start side two (on my vinyl record).

Rory Gallagher played Mandolin on "Going to my Hometown" on his Live in Europe album.

Carl Palmer played a percussion synthesizer on "Toccata" on the Emerson Lake & Palmer album "Brain Salad Surgery"
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:41 PM
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Carl Palmer played a percussion synthesizer on "Toccata" on the Emerson Lake & Palmer album "Brain Salad Surgery"
Nitpick: He was playing multiple synthesizers, each triggered by its own drum.
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Old 03-22-2017, 12:22 AM
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Two Canadian bands, neither of them Rush:

"Undun" by the Guess Who - that's Burton Cummings playing the flute.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLMF5GM0Kt8

Saga's "No Regrets" concludes with a clarinet solo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bYA6ZXjkow
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