I didn't vote on this one, and usually don't cast votes on these type of polls when they've come up.In a thread a couple of years ago, I stated that while I admired Coltane's tech skills, I did not care that much for his tone. Man did I get hammered! Yet Coltrane only got 6 votes for best tone. (I voted for Dex.) :scratch:
Yup, chopped liver.As an alto player I'm offended the superior horn is left out, which leads to Stitt being left out since across horns he was the master to me. Plas Johnson as well...
For tenor it's a close call for me between Joe Hen and Newk.
No, the great Lee Allen.+1.
Isn't that the great Plas Johnson on sax?
Very good point - Lee was the master at solos that actually took the song and the singer into context, as opposed to, "here's my chance to do a solo" - it fit perfectly with the artiste and the song.If I only could make my sax sound like Etta's voice...
Funny that you say that today. You know how much a Turrentine fan I am, but last night, as I faced a long, late trip home, I was going to cue up some '60s Turrentine in my car, saw "Gene Ammons" on the directory, and went for it. Yeah, Gene has some great tenor tone too.Gene Ammons.