Mark, just have to say, dude your tracks are the BOMB! I mean the real deal brother…I’m a guitarist, and I gig locally in the Chicago land area, and I am a one man band so to speak, so I am always on the prowl for Great Backing Tracks, and I simply can’t say enough about yours, brother! The enclosed link is for my version of your track, What’s Going On:

Keep cooking! ~ Joe Washington, Chicago, IL


Do you need great sounding backing tracks for practice and gigging? Pro Backing Tracks provides professional quality blues, jazz, and smooth jazz backing tracks and jam tracks for guitar,saxophone, and all lead instruments.

Hi, I’m jazz saxophonist Mark Maxwell, and over the years I’ve recorded more than 25 albums, and I’ve played many hundreds of gigs as a single artist.

As a single working smooth jazz saxophone artist, my primary need was for great sounding backing tracks and jam tracks. So I took my album tracks, removed the lead instruments, and created a collection of professionally produced and recorded high-quality backing tracks that sound great and that are fun to play along with.

Over the years, and many albums later, I’ve collected quite a few backing tracks, and now I’m sharing them with you. I’m also now composing and recording tracks specifically designed to be backing tracks in varying genres and for different instruments: guitar backing tracks, blues backing tracks, backing tracks for singers, jam tracks, and more.

I no longer gig as a single artist, but I’m still recording, and I’m still creating great sounding backing tracks and jam tracks. And while it’s true, I am a saxophone player, these are perfect guitar backing tracks, and are also great for trumpet, trombone, violin, vibes, or any lead instrument.

My backing tracks are in several main styles:

All my backing tracks are immediately available to download as full-fidelity 44.1 kHz, 16 bit .wav files. You’ll be happy and proud to play these tracks in any setting, at home or on the gig. I’m confident that you’ll love these tracks.

These tracks are not run-of-the-mill. Every track has been arranged extensively and recorded with the utmost care. And we’ve worked hard to put a creative twist or two on each track so our tracks will sound unique, hip, interesting, and that make them a joy to play along with.

I sincerely hope you enjoy playing along with these tracks. If you have any comments or suggestions or anything at all, please contact me. I want to hear from you.

Mark Maxwell
Smooth Jazz Saxophonist

Jaymes Felix as “Righteous Maggie Music”

Greetings, I’m Jaymes Felix and I’ve been a musician most of my life, a songwriter, guitar and bass player, and more. My forte was predominantly singing but in the past 30+ years I’ve added producing, arranging, engineering and all-around musical production to the mix.

My greatest joy was being a part of Andrae Crouch & the Disciples group in the late 70’s where I played bass and sang on four albums. We toured the world extensively playing such venues as the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Albert Hall in London, and Carnegie Hall in NY to name a few. I won my Grammy Award with Andrae for his 1978 Live in London album…what a thrill. I went on to have my own gospel album on Light Records but eventually drifted back into secular music where I fronted my own groups here in the Southern California/Inland Empire area full of great players such as saxophonist Steve Tavaglione and percussionist Dio Saucedo (formerly with jazz great George Benson. In 1984 I was selected as lead vocalist (though one of many over the years) with Tower of Power…my tenure was brief but hey, it was very cool while it lasted.

Since then I’ve concentrated on lots of studio production and smaller projects but I also have a group with my wife, vocalist Delaney.  It features fellow Grammy Award winning saxophonist and my long-time friend, Glen Myerscough and we still enjoy performing together regularly here in the So Cal area.

Though it’s always great to play live, along the way, due to economic constraints here and there, I started creating professional sounding backing tracks which I record, mix, and master at my own studio. I’m always adding and updating these and if you have a request that’s up my alley (soulful nature) I just might be interested. I think you’ll find my tracks perfect for players and vocalists alike and I’d love to hear your feedback or questions by email anytime. Appreciate the opportunity to be part of Pro Backing Tracks along with Mark. Hope you enjoy the tracks I’ve created!