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