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That's like asking what is the best flavor of ice cream. Like John K said...………."There is no best. It's a subjective thing."
 

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There's also the other side....


 

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Based on his location, the OP's first language may not be English. I think he means to ask what everyone's favorites are. My favorites include two of the ones he listed, Coltrane and Seamus Blake, along with Joe Henderson and Rich Perry.
 

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I’ve always liked the sound Zoot Simms was able to produce.
Along with Gene Ammons, Johnny Griffin, Archie Shepp, Sonny Rollins, Coleman Hawkins, Ben Webster, Charlie Rouse etc etc etc.
 

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really ,you should not forget Stan Getz and Coleman Hawkins , a great sweet tenor sound ....but this area is too much subjective as taste .....
 

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If I have to chose from the four examples given in post #1 I would take Scott Hamilton.

Outside that (limited) group I would take Arnett Cobb, Illinois Jacquet, Ike Quebec and Jimmy Forrest (and Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Griffin, Willis Jackson, Ben Webster, Sam Butera and ...)!
 

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Stanley Turrentine
Gene Ammons
 

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The saxophone is a very personal sound, like a human voice. It is like saying who is the best singer etc. Totally subjective . I agree with many of the above posts, it all comes down to personal taste . I could make a list a yard long of players I would love to sound like and never will. A drummer friend I play with always says Apples and Oranges .
 

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As much as I love Joe Henderson and Rich Perry’s sounds, I really enjoy Breckers sound when he played a Link and Rick Margitza.
 

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As much as I love Joe Henderson and Rich Perry’s sounds, I really enjoy Breckers sound when he played a Link and Rick Margitza.
I recall you commenting on Joe Lovano's sound as well.
 

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I like pretty much everybody, but a young guy who really sounds good to me is Tivon Pennicott.
 
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