Re: Former bassoonist learning sax
Been playing probably longer than your parents have been alive.
Do long tones in front of a mirror and with a metronome. Start around 60BPM and do 4 beats, then down a half step four beats. then Refill lungs with a deep full set of lungs. Start middle C, go down chromatically to low Bflat, go back up chromatically. Go all the way up to high F, Then back down to middle C. Rest when needed. Eventually you will be able to do the entire range with out a rest as your chops strenthen. Concentrate on keeping your neck relaxed and air stream open.
Long, boring and tedeous. But the results are what you are looking for.
Concentrate on proper hand position, hence the mirror.
Welcome and good luck