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Who are your favorite Saxaphone players?

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Posted on Jan 11, 2013, 5:44:10 AM PST
Dugan Nash says:
Can't believe no one's mentioned Maceo Parker from the classic James Brown recordings.

"Ma-cee-o! Maa-ce-o! Blow ya horn!!!"

Posted on Jan 11, 2013, 6:05:48 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 11, 2013, 6:06:24 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Dick Perry is the Floyd sax player...GREAT PICK!
I believe he is still with Rog???

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 11, 2013, 3:37:19 PM PST
Ayinger says:
Chris Wood played the sax parts for TRAFFIC.....he'd appeared on a couple tracks with Winwood when he was in The Spencer Davis Group.

Posted on Jan 13, 2013, 9:11:19 PM PST
Nate s. says:
I rather enjoy the ladies myself,

Candy Dulfer and Mindi Abair are easy on the ears as well as the eyes.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013, 7:05:17 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 14, 2013, 7:20:42 AM PST
stevign says:
(In no particular order)

Coleman Hawkins
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
James Carter
Cannonball Adderley
Art Pepper
Jackie McLean
Stanley Turrentine
Sam Butera

Oh.....and Carlos Ward when he was with Abdullah Ibrahim.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013, 7:48:44 AM PST
President Bill Clinton
Clarence Clemens
Grover Washington - best alto

Posted on Jan 14, 2013, 7:59:06 AM PST
vivazappa says:
Gift Card:
Clinton? Clarence? This brings up the question "who is really the big man?"

Posted on Jan 14, 2013, 8:06:36 AM PST
C. Harding says:
I have to laugh at how many of these responses kind of follow the "that guy who played that one sax solo on that song by so-and-so...." line of thinking. If that's the most attention one has given to saxophone players, it's probably truer to say "I don't have one" in response to the original question. ;-) haha

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013, 8:07:08 AM PST
stevign says:
re: "President Bill "Cigar Boy" Clinton"

Posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:06:38 AM PST
Dr. Mikey says:
@C. Harding: I like your reasoning.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013, 1:58:17 PM PST
stevign says:
Always thought Chris Wood was a great asset for Traffic, he added some uniqueness to the group when the sax and flute was not all that common among the late-60s Hippie-style bands.

Posted on Jan 14, 2013, 9:18:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013, 7:15:32 AM PST
Paul Desmond--- Dave Brubeck Quartet -Take Five
King Curtis ---Soul Serenade and Junker' Blues w/Champion Jack Dupree
Ace Cannon
Stanley Turrentine
Grover Washington Jr.---Reed Seed
Cannonball Adderley
Wilton Felder---The Crusaders
Eric Demmer--- Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's Band
Ronnie Laws -- Hubert's younger brother
Bobby Keys --Too Many 2 mention
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Stitt
Ronnie Eades --Muscle Shoals Horns
Pee Wee Ellis--- Van Morrison Band
Teddy Osei -- Osibisa
Andrew Love --- Memphis Horns

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013, 3:39:32 AM PST
Wayne Shorter was never in The Crusaders. Did you possibly mean Weather Report? Or maybe The Jazz Messengers?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013, 7:15:14 AM PST
Well "Oogo-Boo-Ga-Loo". Thanks for the correction, B. F. D. No, I actually was referring to Wilton Felder, the Crusaders saxophonist. Please excuse my senior moment.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013, 8:11:35 AM PST
Snoo says: Morphine fans out there ??

Dana Colley

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013, 2:16:57 PM PST
Dugan Nash says:
Snoo -- so you're the other person here that likes Morphine! Nice to meet you. ;-)

I do like Morphine quite a bit but completely forgot about Dana Colley. He definitely carries a heavier load than most sax players and does a superb job of it all on each and every Morphine album....

RIP Mark Sandman.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013, 5:15:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013, 5:16:42 PM PST
Sorry to say that I omitted Arnett Cobb "The Texas Wild Man" and Buddy Tate "the Texas Twister" from my earlier favorite sax posting. I would be remiss if I didn't mention Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis in the same breathe with these two other tenor sax giants.

The link below is to a battle of the saxes from 1979 featuring Cobb and Tate. Great video and sound quality. They are performing Tate's "She's Got It". "She's got it. She keeps it. She sits right on it. If anybody gets it sure have got to pay."

I last saw Cobb in the Corpus Christi Water Gardens at the South Texas Jazz Festival in '88. IMHO Cobb and another of the graduates of his "Arnett Cobb & His Mob" Florence "Bu" Pleasant stole the show. Bu played her last piano performance in great pain shortly before her death from cancer. Knowing that this was her last performance, she did the most beautiful and moving rendition of "Summertime" that I have ever heard. RIP Bu and Arnett.
Thanks for the years of great listening you given us.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013, 5:32:31 PM PST
stevign says:
Haven't heard them in a few years. But yeh, I like 'em, just not my "favorite" sax player. The duel-saxes on the 1st two albums by The Iguanas is very sweet too.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013, 5:33:39 PM PST
stevign says:
Sonny Stitt and Sonny Criss are excellent.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013, 6:28:59 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013, 6:36:31 PM PST

Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
This shows Sonny Rollins at the Antibes Jazz Festival 2005. He may be old school but he ain't an old fool. He keeps growing and musically expanding.

Stan Getz: the Bossa man
Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz: The Girl From Ipanema- 1964

Sonny Rollins Meets Miles Davis

Posted on Jan 15, 2013, 6:56:26 PM PST
Dr. Mikey says:
Has anyone mentioned David "Fathead" Newman? He played with Ray Charles and many others, plus headed up a few solo projects.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013, 7:20:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013, 7:28:28 PM PST
stevign says:
Not really a fan of Rollins. I have these..........

Saxophone Colossus - Great album, probably his best.

Sonny Side Up - A great trio of saxophonists.

Night at the Village Vanguard - meh.........

This Is What I Do - meh........

By the way, what did you think of this performance I posted earlier?

Posted on Jan 15, 2013, 7:27:45 PM PST
stevign says:
Oh my god, how could I forget the great Oliver Nelson? Stolen Moments from the classic album The Blues And The Abstract Truth is an absolute gem. Put Nelson and Dolphy in a room together and you have pure magic.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2013, 7:36:05 PM PST
stevign says:
He did fit well with "the genius" and I have Newman's "Fire: Live at the Village Vanguard", but it's nothing to write home about.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013, 7:41:32 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 15, 2013, 7:45:49 PM PST
stevign says:
Ben Webster - His breathy style can't be beat on a date when the lights are low. Best album - Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster
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