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Erick
User ID: 2073324
Jul 6th 10:09 AM
Help me make a list of alto saxophone players who are exclusively alto saxophone players or who play alto sax for the most part. Many saxophone players play tenor, alto and soprano but I haven't been listening long enough sometimes to distinguish between a tenor playing in the high register and a alto playing in the low register. I believe Dave Koz and David Sanborn is a good place to start.
EZ Pickins
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Jul 6th 11:36 AM
Dave Koz plays the Soprano sometimes on recordings I have.
sudak
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Jul 6th 3:42 PM
lee konitz
jemeel moondoc
ornette coleman
sonny simmons
steve coleman
johnny hodges
paul desmond
jimmy lyons
cannonball adderly
bird
phil woods
art pepper
jean
User ID: 7859123
Jul 7th 8:03 AM
Sanborn
Eric
User ID: 2533044
Jul 7th 11:33 AM
David Sanborn
Gerald Albright (plays the other saxes too, but mostly alto.)
Candy Dufler
RS
User ID: 9209903
Jul 7th 12:41 PM
Jackie McLean. Charlie Mariano. Gene Quill. Sonny Criss.
Emil
User ID: 9216993
Jul 7th 9:06 PM
Kenny Garrett,Greg Osby,Maceo Parker,Eric Marienthal,Paquito D'Rivera,Antonio Hart..
TDD
User ID: 0060104
Jul 7th 9:37 PM
Paul Desmond
Jur
User ID: 1418774
Jul 8th 4:35 AM
Benny Carter!!! (but also trumpet, clarinet, tenor, soprano, piano, trombone, singer, composer, arranger!!!!)
Gary Bartz.
Piet Noordijk (Dutchman, excellent, recipient of North Sea Jazz Festival "Bird Award").
Sonny Stitt (+tenor)
Jerry
User ID: 9182423
Jul 8th 8:44 AM
Have to have Hank Crawford on any alto player's list!
Dennis
User ID: 1655274
Jul 9th 12:13 AM
Everette Harp, Angella Christie, Warren Hill, Maceo Parker, Denise Williams aka "The Saxtress"
sudak
User ID: 1822634
Jul 9th 1:40 PM
feel like a cad for forgetting benny carter....

also....

michael moore (clusone/available jelly)
frode gjerstad
john tchicai
RS
User ID: 9209903
Jul 9th 2:23 PM
Lou Donaldson.
Erick
User ID: 2073324
Jul 9th 4:26 PM
Man...used to watch Everette Harp on Arsenio...no doubt...downloaded some of his files today...he has a nice warm sound on the pop stuff...these guys are constantly on tour.
jd
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Jul 9th 10:15 PM
Arthur Blythe, Marion Brown, Tim Berne, Julius Hemphill, Bobby Watson, Greg Osby, Jesse Davis
Frank Morgan, Sonny Fortune, Anthony Braxton.
Dennis
User ID: 1655274
Jul 9th 10:25 PM
Correction on my pervious post i made a mistake and called "Pamela Willams" "Denise Williams"
sorry about that!!!! Pamela Williams is the "Saxtress!!!!!!!" later :)
Erick
User ID: 2073324
Jul 10th 9:13 AM
Dennis, I was wondering about that, cuz I know of a Denise Williams who sings but never know of her playing sax...thanx for the correction.
Dennis
User ID: 1655274
Jul 13th 12:21 AM
No prob eric, i just bought one of pam's cd's today!!!!! man she sounds good she is not a wimpy player i think she sounds better than candy dulfer :) later!!!!!
kerry
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Jul 17th 3:13 PM
sanborn
koz
dulfer
marienthal
Erick
User ID: 2073324
Jul 17th 9:43 PM
Is marienthal strictly alto?
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