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The great tenors

Matthew Watters
The list author says: "If you are looking for opera, you've come to the wrong place! Here's a quick list (rather subjectively ranked according to my own tastes and favourites) of the greatest tenor sax players in all of jazz."
Worktime
Worktime
"Eclipsed for decades by Trane, Rollins deserves recognition as the greatest tenor of all time for a body of work that was far greater than Trane's far earlier (as evinced by albums like this) and, subsuming Trane's lessons, extended into an enormously long and accomplished career."
Blowing Up a Breeze
Blowing Up a Breeze
"Running a close second as greatest tenor of all time is Chu Berry, who died young but left an impressive enough body of recordings to demonstrate that he was Webster's equal on a ballad, knocked Bean out of the water for fast-tempo swingers and was perhaps bested only by Pres for ingenious improvisation."
Lester Young In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 3
Lester Young In Washington, D.C. 1956, Vol. 3
"Young is best heard on the early Count Basie recordings, but these Washington DC sets are nice....."
The Panther
The Panther
"Long Tall Dexter is one of the great melodic improvisers, with a commanding tone and unmatched sense of swing."
The Fox
The Fox
"Land was perhaps the most consistently smart improviser on the tenor and is hugely underrated. But he left so many great recordings, from this one, to West Coast Blues, to Harold in the Land of Jazz. Best of all: his work with the astonishing Curtis Counce Group."
See You at the Fair
See You at the Fair
"Webster's last album before he decamped for Europe, and one of his finest. Lovely ballad performances."
Rip, Rig & Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
Rip, Rig & Panic/Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
"Kirk could compress all of jazz history into a single solo. See also his Volunteered Slavery."
Lush Life [Reissue]
Lush Life [Reissue]
"While Trane was hugely influential (and talented), I always find his work erratic in quality. This album is a perfect encapsulation of Trane at his best."
Funky
Funky
"Ammons had a delicious combination of sound, soul and melodic feeling. Of his many memorable blowing dates, this one is a favourite."
The Space Book
The Space Book
"Trane's rival as the best tenor of the 1960s."
The Hawk Flies High
The Hawk Flies High
"Hawkins stretched across styles and genres with aplomb, and here makes his mark among the hard-boppers."
Jaws
Jaws
Quartets - With Wynton Kelly / Tommy Flanagan
Quartets - With Wynton Kelly / Tommy Flanagan
"The album 'Free' (the Tommy Flanagan half of this disc) is sublime and a reminder of how great Golson was, from his time in the Jazz Messengers (Moanin' anyone?) and beyond."
Spiritual Unity
Spiritual Unity
"The greatest of the avant garde tenors."
The Little Giant
The Little Giant
"Scorching."
Workout
Workout
"Trane and (yuck) Wayne Shorter aside, I actually think Hank was Miles' best tenor. Hear the Black Hawk sets....."
Teddy's Ready
Teddy's Ready
"Teddy never made a bad album and his music will always lift your mood. A subtle artistry....."
Stan Getz Quartets
Stan Getz Quartets
"The epitome of everything great about Getz is here in these early sets."
Flight Path
Flight Path
"More than just a Monk sideman, Charlie Rouse was a sublime and tasteful improvisor with his own reedy, puckery sound, and he deserves greater recognition."
Out Of The Forrest
Out Of The Forrest