If you hold out a note long enough in your solo, people will start clapping….
Kristen Strom told me that.
Unless it’s horribly out of tune, then you could get things thrown at you.
Vann Burchfield held a single note for 47 minutes, 6 seconds, in 2003, overcoming Kenny G’s previous record of 45 minutes, 47 seconds.
The basic idea is to hold a reservoir of air in your cheeks/mouth which you continue to push through the horn as you breath in through your nose.
I have started on the preliminary exercises myself, but I still don’t think it’s a fundamental skill to playing saxophone, just something cool you can try later on for effect.
Here’s a detailed breakdown of how it works from Bob: