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    Who are your favourite saxophonists?

    I'm assuming the brunt of people playing the sax play jazz, but any type of sax playing welcome, whatever that may be.

    Since getting into jazz, specifically, I'm realizing the number of greats, and even lesser known greats isn't huge, but what the hell, these types of conversations are always fun.

    These days I've been listening to a lot of Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young, but I can't (or don't make the effort to) distinguish their playing from many others who play a similar style. I find I'm usually more attracted to a specific style or mood of music at any given time and then gravitate to the artists who I know play that way.

    I also had a period a few months ago where I was listening to late Coltrane quite a bit, very otherworldly experience with some of his albums.

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    Charlie Parker
    Gerry Mulligan
    Steve Coleman

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    Clarence Clemons.

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    Art Pepper - his live material is spectacular IMO.
    John Coltrane

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    Quote Originally Posted by dx713 View Post
    Charlie Parker
    Gerry Mulligan
    Steve Coleman
    Forgot about Gerry Mulligan. His stuff's perfect for get togethers.

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    There are so many...

    One pair that's kinda faded from sight is Lee Konitz/Wayne Marsh, here in Lennie Tristano's group


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    Eric Dolphy(ok on bass clarinet not sax) with Mingus playing A Train (Clifford Jordan sitting nearby is no slouch either).


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    Paul Desmond for jazz, Junior Walker for pop. Honorable mention to Clarence Clemons though.


    Most surprising (maybe it's just me)? Eddie Money

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