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Since I've started learning I wondered if any of you could recommmend favourite Tenor players......to add to my suggestions.

My collection of strictly Tenor music isn't huge......highlights are:

Ben Webster - Live at Ronnie Scott 1964
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (delux edition has loads of extras 8) )
Grover Washington, Jr. - Time out of mind, Limelight and The Essential Collection - gonna defo get more - love the style of Easy loving you and Fly Away....any recommendations in this style- sorta White Soul aka Toto - Georgie Porgie :D ??
Sonny Rollins - St Thomas/summertime/The way you look tonight - single tracks
Rich Perry - O grande amour (single track)
Stan Getz - the very best of
Stanley Turrentine - On Blue Note plays Stevie Wonder compilation : lovely tone
Branford Marsalis - Rennaisance CD

Would like to hear some more modern stuff.......hit me :D:cool: :)
 

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Sonny Rollins-Freedom Suite, Way Out West
Lester Young-Lover Come Back to Me (single track)
Fredrik Ljungkvist-Any of the Atomic(band name) records
John Gilmore - any of the stuff with Sun Ra: Futuristic Sounds and Jazz in Silhouette are two of my favourites.
Coltrane/Hawkins - Thelonious Monk's 'Monk's Music' has both Trane and Hawk: great session.
Ben Webster: any of the stuff with Ellington
 

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Dexter Gordon: Our Man in Paris or Go or just about anything, really! :)
 

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Great Stuff 8) Keep em coming !

Meanwhile.....I have a few more having flicked through some old records.....

Dexter Gordon - The Panther LP, Ballads CD & Round Midnight Soundtrack CD
John Surman 2of2 Jazz Double series - though not tenor - its an awesome and experimental sax LP : Soprano and Baritone are this Brit's horns of choice....with bass clarinet occasionally :D Great stuff - and definitely someone with his own 'style'
Curtis Amy (tenor/soprano) / Dupree Bolton (trumpet) - Katanga!
Tyrone Washington - Do Right LP

Colt, :D
 

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Eddie Harris - Best Of (its great! modern jazz)
John Coltrane - Blue Train LP
Chris Potter - Gratitude

Come on you guys: what 'floats your boat' - lets 'ave em :D :)
 

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Recommended listening

A Kind of Blue Miles Davis (John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley)
Blue Trane
Giant Steps
Live at Carnegie Hall - all with 'Trane
Go and Our Man in Paris - Dexter Gordon
Any good Bird compilation
 

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baylistenor said:
get Soul Station by Hank Mobley ...its on bluenote
Easily one of my all time top 10 albums.

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Sonny Stitt - Pretty Much Anything, Sonny Side Up w/Sonny Rollins and Dizzy Gillespie is excellent and readily available. The Quintet albums he did with fellow tenor Gene Ammons (Boss Tenors) are great too.

Gene Ammons - (since I mentioned him) Boss Tenor

Dexter Gordon - Anything; it's all good

Joe Henderson - Early Stuff (Page One, Inner Urge, The Kicker); Later Stuff (So Near So Far, Lush Life). I prefer the latter stuff myself
 

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Stan Getz with the Oscar Peterson trio - swings like crazy
Chris Potter - "Lift" and "Underground" or anything he did with dave holland- will blow your mind.
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
Branford Marsalis - Eternal
Joshua Redman - Spirit of the Moment
Happy Apple - The Peace Between our Companies - for something a little more contemporary

Why are you limiting yourself to just tenor players? I'm not saying there isn't a good reason why, just curious is all.
 

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Kind of Blue should always be anyone's first record. Especially if you want anyone to get hyped up on playing tenor.
 

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Michael Brecker on 'Double double You' (Kenny Wheeler) and '80/81' (Pat Metheny)
Gary Thomas and Greg Osby on Jack Dejohnette's 'Audiovisualscapes'
Coltrane on 'Coltrane plays the blues'
Warne Marsh on 'Warne out'
Roland Kirk and George Adams on 'Mingus & friends at Carnegie Hall'
Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Budd Johnson on 'Ben Webster & associates'
Johnny Griffin on 'Full House' (wes Montgomery)
Eddie Harris on 'Swiss movement'
And the list goes on...
 
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