20 Greatest Saxophonists of All Time 

Albert Ayler

Source: L.A. Weekly. Sure, these lists are kind of silly, but still…

It’s considered by many to be music’s sexiest instrument. Its versatile sound, so like a great singer’s voice — sweetly seductive one moment, growling and blustery the next — has become virtually synonymous with the entire genre of jazz. Yet less than a century ago, the saxophone was considered a supporting player in orchestras and jazz bands — too awkwardly pitched halfway between brass and woodwinds to stand on its own but useful for blending the two

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  1. Lame to not even mention Oliver Lake, Julius Hemphill, Roscoe Mitchel or Joseph Jarman

    On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:12 PM, Avant Music News wrote:

    > Mike posted: ” Source: L.A. Weekly. Sure, these lists are kind of silly, > but still… It’s considered by many to be music’s sexiest instrument. Its > versatile sound, so like a great singer’s voice — sweetly seductive one > moment, growling and blustery the next — has be” >

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