Recently my teacher had turned me on to Joshua Redman with a great book with a lot of transcribed solo's. As I got a new one to learn each week I'd buy the song on iTunes and I've been really enjoying them. They were songs like. Blues on Sunday, Faith, Moose the Mooch, Alone in the Morning, and Herbs and Roots most recently. I finally decided just to buy the whole album Spirit of the Moment and I've loved every second of it! All his solo's are just amazing and his technique is amazing. That's why I've been baffled as to why I rarely here people talk about him besides my private lessons teacher and a few of his friends. I really feel as though he his the most talented modern saxophonist technically speaking with his amazing altissimo (double altimissimo G in Herbs and Roots). He also has some very creative lines and plays very emotionally. I'm sure some of this has to do with how I'm 14 but I hang around with a lot of older jazz musicians and I rarely hear people talk about him on these forums. So I guess if just kinda curious as to why he isn't as famous as say Brandford or Winton Marsalis and I just want to say if you haven't checked him out you really should. I recommend Spirit of the Moment Live at the Village Vanguard (the St. Thomas opening solo could carry the whole album). Sorry if i was rambling a bit and thanks for reading.