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I took a break from listening to sax players for a while, and I'm astounded at how much I've learned from non-sax players. I've been listening to trumpet players like Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Christian Scott and Randy Brecker. I also listen to guitar players like John McLaughlin, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern and Marcus Miller (bass).

Some stuff that I think sax players should listen to:
"Litany Against Fear" by Christian Scott
"So What" by Miles Davis
"A Night In Tunisia" by Dizzy Gillespie

Check out McLaughlin's "Mahavishnu Orchestra", it was a really great fusion group.
 

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I listen to piano trios a lot. Not the fusion type you speak of, but acoustic. I don't know if it's helped me in my learning process on the horn, but I love it, and it can't hurt. I think.
 

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I'm astounded at how much I've learned from non-sax players.
Yep, I think it's very important if you want to become a musician, not just a sax player. Likewise, you should listen to different musical styles, rather than just trying to become a jazz musician or a rock musician. My background is blues and I've listened to guitarists far more than I have sax players. And it shows [rolleyes]
 
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