‘MUST HEAR’ SAX PLAYERS
Sidney Bechet/Coleman Hawkins/Lester Young/Ben Webster
Benny Carter/Charlie Parker/Marshall Royal/Johnny Hodges
Dexter Gordon/Johnny Griffin/Sonny Rollins
Stan Getz/Eddie Harris/Hank Mobley/Gene Ammons
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley/Paul Desmond/Lee Konitz
John Coltrane/Wayne Shorter/John Gilmore/Joe Henderson
Eric Dolphy/Ornette Coleman/Dewey Redman
Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis/Archie Shepp/Yusef Lateef/Gerry Mulligan
Rahsaan Roland Kirk/Charles Lloyd/Albert Ayler/Pharoah Sanders
Michael Brecker/Joe Lovano/Dave Liebman/Steve Grossman
Branford Marsalis/Chris Potter/Seamus Blake/Skerik/Ravi Coltrane
Mark Turner/Greg Osby/Steve Coleman/Dave Pietro/Kenny Garrett
…and so many more!!
These are a handful of players you need to know about and to gain some intimacy with their playing. You should listen with the idea of learning a bit about who they were/are through their music.
Find the players who you like and check out who influenced them!
Do your homework. Be informed.