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Lisa's Saxophone Solo List

Created and maintained by Chad Lehman through season 12, except where noted
Maintained by Matt Garvey (garvey@simpsonsarchive.com)

Last revised September 23, 2010

This is a comprehensive list of Lisa's saxophone solos used in the opening credits, created as a complement to the Chalkboard Gags and Couch Gags lists on this site (and let's not forget the overarching Opening Sequences list).

New FAQ!

1. What's the name of that one song Lisa plays--
Could it possibly be "Baker Street"?

2. Who performs Lisa's solos and other sax music?
According to Alf Clausen, since episode 7F04 (his first episode), this has been Terry Harrington. (He is also mentioned here and there on The Simpsons Archive, e.g. in the LISA.) Before that, under Richard Gibbs, this was apparently Kim Richmond. Bonus tip: Bleeding Gums Murphy's sax was played by Dan Higgins starting in season 2.

3. Who wrote the solos? Are there any official names for them?
Again according to Alf Clausen, though he composes the in-episode pieces, the main title solos are improvised by Terry Harrington to give Lisa's performance a more spontaneous feel. There are no official English names for the solos, so you'll have to make do with the catchy ones we came up with.

4. These descriptions are worthless! Can I download them or get the music?
We're certainly not going to be hosting mp3s of the solos, sorry. If you have the first three seasons on DVD, you also have #1-13; #14-21 are on the season 10 and 11 DVDs; and #23-25, 28, and 31-36 can be found on the season 20 DVDs. 22, 26-27, and 29-30 can be heard in US syndication. #37 just aired in season 21, but you can potentially find it in syndication.
Don't despair, however! Some nice MIDI versions were in progress and may eventually surface; note that note-by-note transcriptions of many solos, apparently done by Alan J. Rosenthal (flaps@dgp.toronto.edu), can be seen in some of the episode capsules. If you'd like transcriptions for each solo on this page, please volunteer your expertise and send them to me. You will be credited.

5. How has the balance of episodes with solos in the opening shifted over the years?
I'm glad you asked! (What do you mean this Q isn't AF?) I was curious for a simple visual representation of this, though. In fact, I made a graph! (I make a lot of graphs. In fact, there's a second one there now!)

6. Are you sure solos 2, 3, and 5 are different? Why are there five versions of the main theme?
They're definitely different, and the answer to the second question helps explain why. The key is in the openings. You should already be aware that season 1's opening was reanimated quite a bit for seasons 2+, but the music changed as well. In fact, the music changed again in season 3. Not only that, but the different opening lengths (at the time, full, condensed, and short) each sound like they were different recordings, with a basic main theme solo where applicable. (The blackboard-only opening, introduced in season 5, has its own signature sound as well.) That makes 8 variations; listen carefully and maybe you'll spot the differences. I imagine that the differences between lengths are due to the recording processes of the time; it was easier to tweak openings in later years.
Anyway, each main theme solo corresponds exactly* to one type of opening. #1 is season 1, #2 and #3 are season 2's full and condensed, and none of them were used again. Season 3 found the addition of 8 non-theme solos, but all its full-length openings with a main theme solo use #8 (and #8 is only found in full-length intros to this day). Lonely #5 is only in three episodes, but two are condensed openings in season 3, and the third is 2F13 for some reason, which is also condensed. It's so easy! (*Actually, of the two season-2 holdovers, 7F23's solo follows season 2's full opening, and 7F24 uses season 3's condensed. The rest of the music matches those alignments, even though 7F24 aired first, so I guess 7F23 was still treated as part of season 2. Go figure. It's so complicated!)
In fact, until about season 9, even non-theme solos tended to stay with one type of opening or another, with the sole exception of 1F07. Compare also the meaning of [1].

7. What about the solo for the movie?
The solo for the movie is not in the movie, so do shut up. It's only on the soundtrack CD, and I'm not putting it in the list. (I don't even know if Terry Harrington played it.) If you must include it, it starts off sounding like "Jingle Bells" before going all over the place, and the CD was released in the US on 7/24/07, so you can stick it between #24 and #25.

As always, please let me know if something has been missed or if there are errors. Thanks.


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Contents:

Descriptions of Lisa's Solos
Episodes With No Sax Solo
Lisa's Sax Solos by Episode

 
Pick a solo:
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28
29 30 31 32
33 34 35 36
37      
 
Descriptions of Lisa's Solos
   
In many episodes' opening sequence, Lisa plays the saxophone. Mr. Largo dismisses her, and she walks out the door still playing.

As of the end of season 21, there have been 37 different sax solos used (one of which is not actually sax). 224 episodes have had saxophone solos and 240 have not. In episodes [3F31] and [JABF20] we hear Lisa's solo during the couch gag sequence without seeing her, and in [JABF01] and [KABF21] it's been reanimated. In [MABF05] she plays solo #7 in the episode itself. Of course, starting with [LABF01], the opening sequence has been reanimated again; we now see Lisa for more of the solo, and at the end she ducks back inside, plays a bit more, and smiles. This smile may vary slightly in length; some older solos may feature a delay before her reappearance when they are reused.

Below, there is a short description, and the list of episodes in which each solo was used. I have also given each solo a nickname to distinguish it. The nicknames are not official, so don't take them as such <g>. The list of episodes near the bottom of the page organizes the information by episode code.
 

Solo #1
Nickname: "Main Theme (High)"
DEBUTED:   January 4, 1990   [7G02] 10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  This solo follows the 12-note main melody figure.  Only used during production Season One.
EPISODES:  7G01, 7G02, 7G03, 7G04, 7G06, 7G07, 7G09, 7G10, 7G12, 7G13.



Solo #2
Nickname: "Main Theme"
DEBUTED:   October 11, 1990   [7F03] 16 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Follows the main melody figure, but one octave lower. A few variations of this solo also appear. Used mostly in Season Two episodes with full, uncondensed openings.
EPISODES:  7F01, 7F02, 7F03, 7F05, 7F06, 7F07, 7F08, 7F09, 7F10, 7F13, 7F14, 7F17, 7F20[1], 7F21, 7F22, 7F23.



Solo #3
Nickname: "Main Theme, Variation #1"
DEBUTED:   January 24, 1991   [7F11] 5 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Almost an exact copy of Solo #2, except that it's more "breathy", and the fourteenth note in the sequence is played more aggressively. This is used essentially in Season Two episodes where the opening sequence is condensed.
EPISODES:   7F11, 7F12, 7F15, 7F16, 7F18.



Solo #4
Nickname: "Slow Downward Blues Scale"
DEBUTED:   October 10, 1991   [8F03][1][2] 7 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   A deliberate downward blues and chromatic scale, that ends with a quick downward trill.
EPISODES:   8F03[2], 8F13, 9F18, 5F18, 5F21, AABF04, AABF05.



Solo #5
Nickname: "Main Theme, Variation #2"
DEBUTED:   September 19, 1991   [7F24] 3 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   A very plain, no-frills variation of the main theme; but not "breathy" like Solo #2 or Solo #3.
EPISODES:   7F24, 8F06, 2F13[6].



Solo #6
Nickname: "Downward Blues #1"
DEBUTED:   September 26, 1991   [8F01] 13 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Similar to Solo #4, but quicker. Starts at the top, and ends with two "friendly sounding" notes.
EPISODES:   8F01, 8F08, 9F06, 9F12, 1F09, 1F10, 5F13, AABF10, AABF12, BABF20, EABF14, EABF16, LABF01.



Solo #7
Nickname: "Downward Blues #2"
DEBUTED:   October 24, 1991   [8F05][2] 9 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Similar to Solo #6; but at the beginning there is a pause, and then a slide to the top note. The ending is plain in comparison.
EPISODES:   8F05[2], 8F15[2], 9F14, 1F11, 1F19, 5F05, CABF07, CABF08, KABF03. See also MABF05[10].



Solo #8
Nickname: "Main Theme, Variation #3"
DEBUTED:   November 14, 1991   [8F07] or March 26, 1992   [8F19][2] 14 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   The last variation on the main theme. Notice the fancy triplet on the third note, not used in the previous variations. This may be the most famous of Lisa's solos.
EPISODES:   8F07[2], 8F19[2], 8F23, 9F03, 9F10, 9F17, 9F21, 2F32[7], 3F31, AABF03, AABF17, CABF13, DABF06, GABF15.



Solo #9
Nickname: "Crazy Be-Bop"
DEBUTED:   December 5, 1991   [8F09] 15 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Possibly the "funniest" of Lisa's solos, this one is a favorite. It's just several atonal blasts, followed by a crazy attempt to get back on rhythm. It recalls the scene in [4F24] where Lisa plays her sax poorly, Homer states "Now you're swinging, honey!", and runs off imitating her.
EPISODES:   8F09, 8F17, 9F02, 9F07, 1F07, 3G01, AABF02, BABF04, BABF07, BABF18, CABF04, CABF11, CABF17, EABF04, HABF16.



Solo #10
Nickname: "Melodic Figure #1"
DEBUTED:   December 26, 1991   [8F10] 11 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Optimistic and happy sounding. It's bright, thoughtful, and not bluesy at all.
EPISODES:   8F10, 8F18, 8F20, 9F05[1], 9F11, 9F20[1], 5F19, AABF08, BABF19, DABF04, HABF08[8].



Solo #11
Nickname: "Melodic Figure #2"
DEBUTED:   January 9, 1992   [8F11] 12 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Somewhat like Solo #10; thoughtful, bright, melodic notes with only a hint of blues.
EPISODES:   8F11, 8F21[3], 8F24, 9F08, 9F13, 9F16, 9F22, 2F08, 3G03, AABF06, AABF07, GABF18.



Solo #12
Nickname: "Break Out"
DEBUTED:   February 6, 1992   [8F14] 11 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   The solo starts early, as if Lisa's breaking out of the pattern and taking over. Very melodic and thoughtful.
EPISODES:   8F14, 8F22[4], 9F01[5], 9F09[1], 9F19, 3G02, 4F16, 5F17, FABF01, HABF14, JABF06.



Solo #13
Nickname: "Funk #1"
DEBUTED:   October 17, 1991   [8F04][2] 10 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   A James Brown influence; the accent is on the "one" (downbeat). Another favorite.
EPISODES:   8F04[2], 9F15, 3F23, 5F01, 5F14, AABF09, AABF11, BABF15, EABF05, MABF13.



Solo #14
Nickname: "Funk #2"
DEBUTED:   March 28, 1999   [AABF13] 12 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Sounds like Solo #13 coming in late, ending with two low blasts. The first new solo in six years.
EPISODES:   AABF13, AABF19, BABF22, CABF10, CABF12, CABF14, CABF15, CABF18, CABF21, CABF22, DABF08, DABF20.



Solo #15
Nickname: "Funk Groove"
DEBUTED:   April 4, 1999   [AABF14] 8 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Groovy, backbeat driven funk that begins with three 3/4 (dotted 1/2 notes) notes which descend with three 1/16th notes a piece.
EPISODES:   AABF14, AABF18, CABF01, CABF02, CABF06, HABF04, JABF01, MABF07.



Solo #16
Nickname: "Slow Soul"
DEBUTED:   April 11, 1999   [AABF15] 5 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Simple, slow, and sad. Two longing wails.
EPISODES:   AABF15, BABF12, HABF09, LABF13, LABF16.



Solo #17
Nickname: "Hot Jazz"
DEBUTED:   April 25, 1999   [AABF16] 8 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Bluesy riff that starts slow, moves up to the top, turns downward with two "hot" blasts, and ends low and quiet.
EPISODES:   AABF16, AABF20, AABF22, AABF23, BABF06, BABF17, HABF13, KABF12.



Solo #18
Nickname: "Three Blasts"
DEBUTED:   October 24, 1999   [AABF21] 13 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   Familiar sounding melodic riff, but brand-new. Distinguished by three deliberate blasts in the middle.
EPISODES:   AABF21, BABF03, BABF05, BABF11, BABF13, BABF14, BABF16, CABF16, CABF20, DABF02, DABF07, EABF06, JABF20.



Solo #19
Nickname: "Mellow Yellow"
DEBUTED:   November 14, 1999   [BABF02] 6 episodes
DESCRIPTION:   The first bar sounds eerily like the chorus of the song "Mellow Yellow" by Donovan. The ending is very bluesy and sad.
EPISODES:   BABF02, BABF10, CABF03, CABF05, HABF03, HABF21.



Solo #20
Nickname: "Wailing Horn"
DEBUTED:   January 23, 2000   [BABF08] 4 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Dramatic, drawn-out blues notes. It ends on a non-blues tonal center note (Major).
EPISODES:   BABF08, CABF09, LABF05, LABF15.



Solo #21
Nickname: "Counter Rhythm"
DEBUTED:   February 6, 2000   [BABF09] 2 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Starts off funky. Slows down and breaks out of the main rhythm with a soulful blues climax.
EPISODES:   BABF09, MABF09.



Solo #22
Nickname: "Coffeehouse Improv"
DEBUTED:   December 5, 2004   [FABF22] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  A simple, slow-paced bluesy melody, largely from a minor key. Defined by an obvious beat. The first new solo in almost 5 years.
EPISODES:   FABF22.



Solo #23
Nickname: "Fragments"
DEBUTED:   May 6, 2007   [JABF13] 2 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Four distinct groups of 4-5 notes each, sounding like a few false starts but not unintentionally. Overall is reminiscent of fragments of the main theme, but only if you don't listen too closely. The first new solo in two and a half years.
EPISODES:   JABF13, LABF07[9].



Solo #24
Nickname: "Coffeehouse Improv #2"
DEBUTED:   May 13, 2007   [JABF12] 4 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Somewhat like #22 in that you can snap your fingers to it, but is lower and has more of a melody. Ends on a down note.
EPISODES:   JABF12, JABF19, KABF18, MABF11.



Solo #25
Nickname: "Sorcerer's Apprentice"
DEBUTED:   September 30, 2007   [JABF18] 2 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Kind of marchy, with discrete notes, perhaps like the pied piper or something, but the first four notes remind me more of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. This marks the first of 6 new solos for season 19, which is the most introduced in one season since season 3; combined with season 18's, this wave matches the non-theme solos of season 3 and seasons 10/11.
EPISODES:   JABF18, KABF14.



Solo #26
Nickname: "Wail and Bass"
DEBUTED:   November 11, 2007   [JABF22] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  A sustained high note, followed by a few steps down to a low tone. Sounds a little uninspired.
EPISODES:   JABF22.



Solo #27
Nickname: "Barn Dance"
DEBUTED:   November 18, 2007   [JABF17] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  A rapidly-paced piece that sounds like it belongs at a hoedown. (I'd have called it "Hoedown" but it sounds nothing like Copland's well-known song of the same name. You might know it as "that beef song.") Knee-slappin'.
EPISODES:   JABF17.



Solo #28
Nickname: "Funk #2.5"
DEBUTED:   December 16, 2007   [KABF02] 5 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Starts like #23, but becomes more like #13 and #14 at the end. It's pretty fun.
EPISODES:   KABF02, KABF22, LABF12, LABF17, MABF08.



Solo #29
Nickname: "Hot Jazz Minor #1"
DEBUTED:   March 2, 2008   [KABF06] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  Starts a lot like #17, but then hits a minor key and gradually works down in a jazzy way. The last four notes are repeated.
EPISODES:   KABF06.



Solo #30
Nickname: "Hot Jazz Minor #2"
DEBUTED:   April 27, 2008   [KABF10] 2 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Remarkably similar to #29 (and thus close to #17), but the trip down the scale is more playful and doesn't repeat.
EPISODES:   KABF10, LABF19.



Solo #31
Nickname: "Barn Dance #2"
DEBUTED:   October 5, 2008   [KABF15] 2 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Similar to Barn Dance, but not as frenetic.
EPISODES:   KABF15, LABF08.



Solo #32
Nickname: "Up-Note Jazz"
DEBUTED:   November 30, 2008   [KABF20] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  A jazzy finger-snapping number with a sort of questioning up note near the end.
EPISODES:   KABF20.



Solo #33
Nickname: "Deck the Halls"
DEBUTED:   December 7, 2008   [KABF21] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  A syncopated, jazzy version of the first line of this carol. Used in the second appearance of JABF01's reanimated Christmas opening.
EPISODES:   KABF21.



Solo #34
Nickname: "Staccato and Flourish"
DEBUTED:   March 1, 2009   [LABF02] 3 episode
DESCRIPTION:  A few discrete, almost random notes, followed and recognizable by a 6-note series of two alternating notes and a final flourish. This was the first new solo after the HD/WS opening, and with the end of the solo now animated, this may have been designed to take advantage.
EPISODES:   LABF02, LABF18, MABF14.



Solo #35
Nickname: "4 + 4 + More"
DEBUTED:   March 8, 2009   [LABF03] 2 episodes
DESCRIPTION:  Starts with two separate, somewhat similar groups of four notes, and what sounds like a third variation continues farther down a scale.
EPISODES:   LABF03, LABF20.



Solo #36
Nickname: "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral"
DEBUTED:   March 22, 2009 (March 17 in UK/Ireland)   [LABF11] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  A thoughtful, drawn-out rendition of the first line of this song. Used in the heavily-publicized Irish-set episode.
EPISODES:   LABF11.



Solo #37
Nickname: "Trumpet!"
DEBUTED:   May 23, 2010   [MABF15] 1 episode
DESCRIPTION:  Lisa plays a high-pitched trumpet instead of a sax, with a very upbeat jazzy tune. I wouldn't be surprised if (air) season 22's openings settle on this to vary, and we caught it early at the end of (longer than usual) season 21. We'll see.
EPISODES:   MABF15.
 
Episodes With No Sax Solo
   
The following episodes had no saxophone solo, or I am unable to determine for one reason or another if they actually had a solo. If I am wrong about any of these, please let me know.

You will notice that beginning with production Season 5 [1Fxx], there are far fewer saxophone solos. The Simpsons production office apparently opted for shortened opening sequences to make the episodes longer. Almost none of the [2Fxx] series had a sax solo, and this practice continued through much of the [5Fxx] series; the solos have been in sharp decline since the DABFs.

The easiest conclusion I come to is that episodes that run long have condensed or even shortened openings with no sax solo. This makes one wonder if opening sequences are all that important. If an episode is better served by cutting the opening, I say cut it.   =)
 
7G05, 7G08, 7G11, 7F04, 7F19, 8F02, 8F12, 8F16, 9F04, 1F01, 1F02, 1F03, 1F04, 1F05, 1F06, 1F08, 1F12, 1F13, 1F14, 1F15, 1F16, 1F17, 1F18, 1F20, 1F21, 1F22, all 2FXXs (except 2F08, 2F13[6], and 2F32[7]), all 3FXXs (except 3F23 & 3F31), 3G04, all 4FXXs (except 4F16), 5F02, 5F03, 5F04, 5F06, 5F07, 5F08, 5F09, 5F10, 5F11, 5F12, 5F15, 5F16, 5F20, 5F22, 5F23, 5F24, AABF01, BABF01, BABF21, CABF19, DABF01, DABF03, DABF05, DABF09, DABF10, DABF11, DABF12, DABF13, DABF14, DABF15, DABF16, DABF17, DABF18, DABF19, DABF21, DABF22, EABF01, EABF02, EABF03, EABF07, EABF08, EABF09, EABF10, EABF11, EABF12, EABF13, EABF15, EABF17, EABF18, EABF19, EABF20, EABF21, EABF22, FABF02, FABF03, FABF04, FABF05, FABF06, FABF07, FABF08, FABF09, FABF10, FABF11, FABF12, FABF13, FABF14, FABF15, FABF16, FABF17, FABF18, FABF19, FABF20, FABF21, FABF23, GABF01, GABF02, GABF03, GABF04, GABF05, GABF06, GABF07, GABF08, GABF09, GABF10, GABF11, GABF12, GABF13, GABF14, GABF16, GABF17, GABF19, GABF20, GABF21, GABF22, HABF01, HABF02, HABF05, HABF06, HABF07, HABF10, HABF11, HABF12, HABF15, HABF17, HABF18, HABF19, HABF20, HABF22, JABF02, JABF03, JABF04, JABF05, JABF07, JABF08, JABF09, JABF10, JABF11, JABF14, JABF15, JABF16, JABF21, KABF01, KABF04, KABF05, KABF07, KABF08, KABF09, KABF11, KABF13, KABF16, KABF17, KABF19, LABF04, LABF06, LABF09, LABF10, LABF14, MABF01, MABF02, MABF03, MABF04, MABF05[10], MABF06, MABF10, and MABF12.

[1]: The DVD versions of [7F20], [9F05], [9F09], and [9F20] have full openings and different sax solos (2, 10, 12, 10, instead of 4, 5, 3, 6) than previously indicated on this list. From some new information, I've learned that Fox used to run summer repeats with shortened openings (and apparently different solos) to save time, and the long versions (with the solos given here) are probably the real ones. (This affected old versions by having 7F20 debut Solo #4 instead of 8F03, hence the footnote.) -mg

[2]: The premiere dates and episodes of Solo #4, Solo #7, Solo #8, and Solo #13 are debatable, in part because Global usually aired full openings when Fox's premieres were trimmed. I took some time to work it out. Solo #4 debuted with [8F03], and Solo #13 with [8F04], using either Fox or Global premieres. Solo #7 was in Global's [8F05] premiere on 10/24/91, but its inclusion in Fox's repeat 3/19/92 was preceded by 2/27/92's premiere of [8F15], making that the solo's US premiere. The toughest one is Solo #8, because I do not know if Global's premiere of [8F07] included it. If so, the solo debuted then, on 11/14/91; if not, and certainly as far as Fox is concerned, it was first heard in [8F19] on 3/26/92, a week before 8F07's repeat. For the debut dates above I am using Global's. You might also have noticed that the numbering is not in order for any interpretation; the original author assigned numbers based on some misconceptions, particularly concerning #4[1] and #13. For the curious, Global's debut order of 4-13: 5 6 4 13 7 8 9 10 11 12, with 8 at the end if 8F07's premiere was trimmed; Fox's debut order: 5 6 9 10 11 4 12 7 13 8 (with 7 and 13 the same night!). The season 3 DVDs do include the full version of each episode's opening, so the solos first appear there in Global's order. (Older versions had #13 debuting with [9F15], hence the footnote.) -mg

[3]: The first airing of [8F21], by my tapes and records, had a shortened opening and no sax solo. However, the capsule says it used Solo #11 (Again, for this reason and with confirmation from the season 3 DVD, I've put it in the list. -mg)

[4]: Originally, [8F22] had no sax solo. According to the capsule, in subsequent viewings the episode used Solo #12. (Season 3 DVD and so forth. -mg)

[5]: The original airing of [9F01] had a shortened opening sequence, but the third airing on November 27, 1994 (when [2F06] debuted) showed [9F01] with a full opening sequence. Chad had this version on tape, but the opening cut in late. The season 4 DVD uses Solo #12, not Solo #13, and this is consistent with my own sources. Thus, here it is. See the ambiguities list for more. -mg

[6]: Though previously listed without one, [2F13] definitively has a solo now (as seen on the season 6 DVD and confirmed in original airing), though some repeats may have used a shorter intro. -mg

[7]: There was doubt before, but [2F32] has been shown (on the season 6 DVD, along with The Simpsons Archive confirmation) to have used Solo #8 in a full opening, though repeats may have shortened it. -mg

[8]: [HABF08]'s first broadcast used a version of the special live-action opening, with a slightly trimmed Solo #10. The repeat used a different (animated) opening but the same (uncut) solo. However, do note that the full live-action intro (aka "The Real Simpsons") used a differently-trimmed Solo #11. -mg

[9]: [LABF07]'s solo, a repeat, seemed to be slowed down overall, perhaps to match the ending to the new animated flourish. It's most noticeable at the end, but the whole solo seems to be affected. -mg

[10]: As noted, [MABF05] has no solo in the opening, but Lisa plays Solo #7 while busking on a street corner in the episode itself. Interestingly, she plays the whole thing, including the drawn-out lead-in to it (heard while the band plays). -mg

 
Lisa's Sax Solos by Episode
   
Season One - 10/13 Episodes - 1 Solo
7G08    none 7G06    Solo #1 7G10    Solo #1
7G02    Solo #1 7G09    Solo #1 7G13    Solo #1
7G03    Solo #1 7G07    Solo #1 7G12    Solo #1
7G04    Solo #1 7G11    none 7G01    Solo #1
7G05    none      
Season Two - 20/22 Episodes - 2 Solos
7F03    Solo #2 7F09    Solo #2 7F14    Solo #2
7F02    Solo #2 7F10    Solo #2 7F17    Solo #2
7F04    none 7F11    Solo #3 7F18    Solo #3
7F01    Solo #2 7F12    Solo #3 7F19    none
7F05    Solo #2 7F13    Solo #2 7F20    Solo #2 [1]
7F08    Solo #2 7F15    Solo #3 7F21    Solo #2
7F07    Solo #2 7F16    Solo #3 7F22    Solo #2
7F06    Solo #2      
Season Three - 21/24 Episodes - 11 Solos
7F24    Solo #5 8F07    Solo #8 [2] 8F13    Solo #4
8F01    Solo #6 8F08    Solo #6 8F15    Solo #7 [2]
7F23    Solo #2 8F09    Solo #9 8F17    Solo #9
8F03    Solo #4 [1][2] 8F10    Solo #10 8F19    Solo #8 [2]
8F04    Solo #13 [2] 8F11    Solo #11 8F20    Solo #10
8F05    Solo #7 [2] 8F12    none 8F21    Solo #11 [3]
8F02    none 8F14    Solo #12 8F22    Solo #12 [4]
8F06    Solo #5 8F16    none 8F23    Solo #8
Season Four - 21/22 Episodes - 9 Solos
8F24    Solo #11 9F07    Solo #9 9F14    Solo #7
8F18    Solo #10 9F08    Solo #11 9F15    Solo #13 [2]
9F01    Solo #12 [5] 9F09    Solo #12 [1] 9F17    Solo #8
9F02    Solo #9 9F10    Solo #8 9F16    Solo #11
9F04    none 9F11    Solo #10 9F18    Solo #4
9F03    Solo #8 9F12    Solo #6 9F20    Solo #10 [1]
9F05    Solo #10 [1] 9F13    Solo #11 9F19    Solo #12
9F06    Solo #6      
Season Five - 7/22 Episodes - 5 Solos
9F21    Solo #8 1F07    Solo #9 1F14    none
9F22    Solo #11 1F08    none 1F15    none
1F02    none 1F09    Solo #6 1F16    none
1F01    none 1F11    Solo #7 1F18    none
1F04    none 1F10    Solo #6 1F19    Solo #7
1F03    none 1F12    none 1F21    none
1F05    none 1F13    none 1F20    none
1F06    none      
Season Six - 3/25 Episodes - 3 Solos
1F22    none 2F07    none 2F31    none
1F17    none 2F08    Solo #11 2F15    none
2F33    none 2F09    none 2F18    none
2F01    none 2F10    none 2F19    none
2F02    none 2F11    none 2F32    Solo #8 [7]
2F03    none 2F12    none 2F21    none
2F04    none 2F13    Solo #5 [6] 2F22    none
2F05    none 2F14    none 2F16    none
2F06    none      
Season Seven - 1/25 Episodes - 1 Solo
2F20    none 3F31    Solo #8 3F16    none
2F17    none 3F07    none 3F15    none
3F01    none 3F10    none 3F17    none
3F02    none 3F09    none 3F18    none
3F03    none 3F11    none 3F19    none
3F04    none 3F12    none 3F20    none
3F05    none 3F13    none 3F21    none
3F06    none 3F14    none 3F22    none
3F08    none      
Season Eight - 4/25 Episodes - 4 Solos
4F02    none 3G01    Solo #9 4F15    none
3F23    Solo #13 4F08    none 4F09    none
4F03    none 4F10    none 4F16    Solo #12
4F05    none 3G03    Solo #11 4F17    none
4F06    none 4F12    none 4F18    none
4F04    none 4F11    none 4F19    none
4F01    none 4F14    none 4F20    none
4F07    none 4F13    none 4F21    none
3F24    none      
Season Nine - 7/25 Episodes - 5 Solos
4F22    none 5F07    none 5F13    Solo #6
4F23    none 5F24    none 3G04    none
3G02    Solo #12 5F08    none 5F14    Solo #13
5F02    none 5F23    none 5F15    none
5F01    Solo #13 5F11    none 5F09    none
5F03    none 5F10    none 5F16    none
5F04    none 5F12    none 5F17    Solo #12
5F05    Solo #7 4F24    none 5F18    Solo #4
5F06    none      
Season Ten - 20/23 Episodes - 11 Solos
5F20    none AABF05    Solo #4 AABF13    Solo #14
5F21    Solo #4 AABF06    Solo #11 AABF14    Solo #15
5F22    none AABF07    Solo #11 AABF15    Solo #16
AABF01    none AABF08    Solo #10 AABF16    Solo #17
5F19    Solo #10 AABF09    Solo #13 AABF17    Solo #8
AABF02    Solo #9 AABF11    Solo #13 AABF18    Solo #15
AABF03    Solo #8 AABF10    Solo #6 AABF20    Solo #17
AABF04    Solo #4 AABF12    Solo #6   
Season Eleven - 21/22 Episodes - 10 Solos
AABF23    Solo #17 BABF07    Solo #9 BABF12    Solo #16
AABF22    Solo #17 BABF04    Solo #9 BABF13    Solo #18
AABF21    Solo #18 BABF06    Solo #17 BABF14    Solo #18
BABF01    none BABF08    Solo #20 BABF16    Solo #18
AABF19    Solo #14 BABF09    Solo #21 BABF15    Solo #13
BABF02    Solo #19 BABF10    Solo #19 BABF18    Solo #9
BABF03    Solo #18 BABF11    Solo #18 BABF19    Solo #10
BABF05    Solo #18      
Season Twelve - 20/21 Episodes - 10 Solos
BABF21    none CABF06    Solo #15 CABF09    Solo #20
BABF20    Solo #6 BABF22    Solo #14 CABF11    Solo #9
BABF17    Solo #17 CABF05    Solo #19 CABF13    Solo #8
CABF01    Solo #15 CABF08    Solo #7 CABF14    Solo #14
CABF04    Solo #9 CABF07    Solo #7 CABF15    Solo #14
CABF02    Solo #15 CABF10    Solo #14 CABF16    Solo #18
CABF03    Solo #19 CABF12    Solo #14 CABF17    Solo #9
Season Thirteen - 9/22 Episodes - 4 Solos
CABF19    none DABF05    none DABF11    none
CABF22    Solo #14 DABF04    Solo #10 DABF12    none
CABF20    Solo #18 DABF06    Solo #8 DABF13    none
CABF18    Solo #14 DABF07    Solo #18 DABF14    none
CABF21    Solo #14 DABF09    none DABF15    none
DABF02    Solo #18 DABF08    Solo #14 DABF16    none
DABF01    none DABF10    none DABF17    none
DABF03    none      
Season Fourteen - 6/22 Episodes - 5 Solos
DABF19    none EABF04    Solo #9 EABF11    none
DABF22    none EABF06    Solo #18 EABF12    none
DABF20    Solo #14 EABF05    Solo #13 EABF13    none
DABF18    none EABF07    none EABF14    Solo #6
DABF21    none EABF08    none EABF15    none
EABF01    none EABF09    none EABF16    Solo #6
EABF02    none EABF10    none EABF17    none
EABF03    none      
Season Fifteen - 1/22 Episodes - 1 Solo
EABF21    none FABF04    none FABF11    none
EABF18    none FABF05    none FABF12    none
EABF20    none FABF06    none FABF14    none
EABF22    none FABF07    none FABF15    none
EABF19    none FABF09    none FABF13    none
FABF01    Solo #12 FABF08    none FABF17    none
FABF02    none FABF10    none FABF18    none
FABF03    none      
Season Sixteen - 2/21 Episodes - 2 Solos
FABF23    none GABF02    none GABF12    none
FABF20    none GABF03    none GABF10    none
FABF19    none GABF04    none GABF11    none
FABF22    Solo #22 GABF05    none GABF13    none
FABF21    none GABF06    none GABF14    none
FABF16    none GABF07    none GABF15    Solo #8
GABF01    none GABF08    none GABF09    none
Season Seventeen - 8/22 Episodes - 8 Solos
GABF18    Solo #11 HABF01    none HABF09    Solo #16
GABF16    none HABF03    Solo #19 HABF10    none
GABF19    none HABF04    Solo #15 HABF11    none
GABF17    none HABF05    none HABF12    none
GABF20    none HABF06    none HABF13    Solo #17
GABF21    none HABF07    none HABF14    Solo #12
GABF22    none HABF08    Solo #10 [8] HABF16    Solo #9
HABF02    none      
Season Eighteen - 5/22 Episodes - 5 Solos
HABF15    none JABF01    Solo #15 JABF06    Solo #12
HABF18    none JABF03    none JABF10    none
HABF20    none JABF05    none JABF11    none
HABF17    none JABF04    none JABF13    Solo #23
HABF21    Solo #19 JABF07    none JABF12    Solo #24
HABF19    none JABF09    none JABF14    none
HABF22    none JABF08    none JABF15    none
JABF02    none      
Season Nineteen - 10/20 Episodes - 10 Solos
JABF20    Solo #18 KABF01    none KABF08    none
JABF18    Solo #25 KABF02    Solo #28 KABF09    none
JABF21    none KABF03    Solo #7 KABF10    Solo #30
JABF19    Solo #24 KABF04    none KABF11    none
JABF16    none KABF05    none KABF12    Solo #17
JABF22    Solo #26 KABF06    Solo #29 KABF13    none
JABF17    Solo #27 KABF07    none   
Season Twenty - 14/21 Episodes - 12 Solos
KABF17    none KABF21    Solo #33 LABF05    Solo #20
KABF15    Solo #31 KABF22    Solo #28 LABF06    none
KABF14    Solo #25 LABF01    Solo #6 LABF07    Solo #23 [9]
KABF16    none LABF02    Solo #34 LABF08    Solo #31
KABF18    Solo #24 LABF03    Solo #35 LABF10    none
KABF19    none LABF04    none LABF09    none
KABF20    Solo #32 LABF11    Solo #36 LABF12    Solo #28
Season Twenty-One - 14/23 Episodes - 11 Solos
LABF13    Solo #16 MABF02    none MABF08    Solo #28
LABF15    Solo #20 LABF20    Solo #35 MABF09    Solo #21
LABF16    Solo #16 MABF03    none MABF14    Solo #34
LABF14    none MABF05    none [10] MABF12    none
LABF17    Solo #28 MABF06    none MABF13    Solo #13
LABF18    Solo #34 MABF04    none MABF11    Solo #24
LABF19    Solo #30 MABF07    Solo #15 MABF15    Solo #37
MABF01    none MABF10    none   





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