Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.
If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. - Charlie Parker
( Learning fingerings for scales/arppegios/chords on your instrument are like football players jogging for fitness but making music should be your end goal! Sorry for the mixed metaphors :P - Ed)