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Can anyone think of a tenor player that sounds like a mix between Ben Webster and Stan Getz (or Pres)? I know Scott Hamilton has combined much Ben Webster's phrasing and tone with bebop vocabulary. I would also be interested to know if there are any altoists out there that have successfully mixed Bird with Rabbit (Johnny Hodges), as they both have incredible improvisational styles.
 

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I'd say Flip Phillips in the late fourties, early fifties added some Lester softer sound and longer lines along with some bop vocabulary, Getz? to his Ben Webster. Like in Milano.
 

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Can anyone think of a tenor player that sounds like a mix between Ben Webster and Stan Getz (or Pres)? I know Scott Hamilton has combined much Ben Webster's phrasing and tone with bebop vocabulary.

Harry Allen gets very close to both Stan Getz & Ben Webster. He has a Webster type tone in his low and mid register and the Getz thing in his upper register.



 

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Mid to late period Zoot Sims added an element of Ben Webster to his style with some of Webster's breathiness to his tone.

 

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I would also be interested to know if there are any altoists out there that have successfully mixed Bird with Rabbit (Johnny Hodges), as they both have incredible improvisational styles.
I always think Herb Geller has a style influenced by Hodges and Parker and runs somewhere in between.

 

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That's highly interesting question! Lately I've been thinking same topic. Actually it's something I'm looking for myself; some kind of combination of Pres, Brute, Stan. I have listened a lot and made transcriptions not only out of solos but out of melodies to master that style. It's not mainstream nowdays, cats are blowing almost without vibrato. They are looking for a modern sound. That's not my path.
 
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