Ok, maybe I'm misunderstanding you (like I've never done anything like that before!) but do you truly feel the tenor solo is awful? For the style, I think it's VERY happening. Now if we're talking about his hair-doo......THAT is awful!!!!!
I had the great fortune playing in a Big Band in Dayton, OH in the late '70s early '80s with Bill called Dynasty. I was a few year younger than he, however, he was a great mentor and taught me many things regarding not only how to play the sax well, but how to be a great muscian. I thought Bill was awesome in the 80's when I knew him, however, when I talked to him in the 90's he said he was even better. Now it is the 10's and he continues to amaze me.Bill and I played in the Cincinnati Conservatory Jazz Ens. together for about 4 years in the late '70s. What an amazing talent! He blew all of us away and we were not trash players. I went on to play lead alto for Buddy Morrow's Tommy Dorsey band and several others went out with Basie. We all admired Bill - chops to spare and then some.