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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:12 pm 
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100 Greatest Saxophonists

Criteria: - These musicians were chosen for their originality, versatility, impact & influence within the genre. For their innovations & the technical ability for improvisation & musical expression in addition to their compositional skill & creative inspiration. As with all lists, this is a subjective list and makes no claim of an official nature.

List compiled by and Editor: Rick Varner

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1. Charlie Parker
2. John Coltrane
3. Lester Young
4. Coleman Hawkins
5. Sonny Rollins
6. Eric Dolphy
7. Cannonball Adderley
8. Wayne Shorter
9. Stanley Turrentine
10. Paul Desmond
11. Dexter Gordon
12. Joe Henderson
13. Benny Carter
14. Gerry Mulligan
15. Stan Getz
16. Ornette Coleman
17. Sidney Bechet
18. Rahsaan Roland Kirk
19. Johnny Hodges
20. Grover Washington Jr.
21. Don Byas
22. Art Pepper
23. Pharoah Sanders
24. Michael Brecker
25. King Curtis
26. Jackie McLean
27. Hank Mobley
28. David Sanborn
29. Gato Barbieri
30. Dewey Redman
31. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson
32. Joe Lovano
33. Sonny Stitt
34. Illinois Jacquet
35. Tom Saviano
36. Albert Ayler
37. Karl Denson
38. Junior Walker
39. David "Fathead" Newman
40. Ernie Watts
41. Ben Webster
42. Johnny Griffin
43. Kenny Garrett
44. Bob Berg
45. Phil Woods
46. Ronnie Laws
47. Tom Scott
48. Lucky Thompson
49. Sam "The Man" Taylor
50. Booker Ervin
51. Yusef Lateef
52. Eddie Harris
53. Gene Ammons
54. Richard Elliott
55. Dave Koz
56. Kirk Whalum
57. Joshua Redman
58. Wilton Felder
59. Lee Konitz
60. Brandon Fields
61. Greg Osby
62. John Surman
63. Arnett Cobb
64. Pepper Adams
65. Pete Christlieb
66. Sonny Fortune
67. Clarence Clemons
68. Plas Johnson
69. Harold Land
70. Gerald Albright
71. Bud Shank
72. Chris Potter
73. Lou Donaldson
74. Eric Marienthal
75. Alvin 'Red' Tyler
76. Bobby Keys
77. Sonny Simmons
78. Nat Simpkins
79. Archie Shepp
80. Willis Jackson
81. Maxwell Davis
82. Joe Houston
83. Louis Jordan
84. John Zorn
85. Lee Allen
86. Hank Crawford
87. David Sanchez
88. Earl Bostic
89. George Coleman
90. Dave Liebman
91. Lenny Pickett
92. Big Jay McNeely
93. John Gilmore
94. Red Prysock
95. "Daddy" Gene Barge
96. Zoot Sims
97. Branford Marsalis
98. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis
99. Jimmy Forrest
100. Sam Rivers


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
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Where's Tex Beneke from the Glenn Miller Orchestra?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
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Location: "He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Bergonzi
"Bergonzi recorded nine albums with Brubeck's group, from 1973 to 1981."

Inside Out with Salvatore Bonafede, Bruce Gertz, Salvatore Tranchini, 1989
http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/album/I ... ut/4192296

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Anthony Braxton, Five Pieces (read the review =)
http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/search? ... e%20pieces
it is amazing what is on groove :shark: you can tell by the length of the piece, which one is which


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:03 am 
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Why is Branford Marsalis so low on the list?

And yeah, Ornette probably should be moved a little more up.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
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i don't see this guy on the list (-:



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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
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Saxophonist Yusef Lateef dies at age 93 in Mass.
Dec. 24, 2013, 12:25 PM EST

SHUTESBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Grammy-winning musician and composer Yusef Lateef, one of the first to incorporate world music into traditional jazz, has died. He was 93.
Lateef died Monday at his home in Shutesbury in western Massachusetts, according to the Douglass Funeral Home in Amherst.
Lateef, a tenor saxophonist known for his impressive technique, also became a top flutist. He was a jazz soloist on the oboe and played bassoon. He introduced different types of flutes and other woodwind instruments from many countries into his music and is credited with playing world music before it was officially named.

R I P !


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
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Hey Rick,

Please don't hate me, but shouldn't the greatest Baritone Sax player of all times be on the list? Please check out Pepper Adams. I only missed him because my son recently started to play Bari.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Saxophonists
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ldscott1970 wrote:
Hey Rick,

Please don't hate me, but shouldn't the greatest Baritone Sax player of all times be on the list? Please check out Pepper Adams. I only missed him because my son recently started to play Bari.



Just an oversight, thanks. He is now on the list.


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