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It might sound cliche..but who's your favorite Jazz Saxophone player now? I mean for this century, still alive..
Mine are..Joshua Redman,Christ Potter, they are the best two of my favourite, definately..!!
 

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Lee Konitz --infinite invention at 84
 

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JOE HENDERSON. (great apologies to Bird and Warne Marsh) but when it comes to flat out saxophone playin, it's hard to beat Joe, I dunno if he ever made a lackluster appearance.
Just by looking at the players on an album, and if you see Joe Henderson, you know there are going to be some LINES played on that album.

As for living players. MARK TURNER.
 

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Right now I am really into Ike Quebec! Soul Samba is very great, so are his other albums from 1960+. Quite under-rated. Check him out and you will be pleasantly surprised:lick:
 

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Can't name just one. First and foremost, Bird, then Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, George Adams, George Garzone, Jackie McLean, James Spaulding, and Eric Dolphy, but there are too many greats to limit yourself.
 

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I didn't read the OP, I just read the title. Anyway they're still my favorites even dead. I can't think of anyone playing today who has a tone or can play a ballad on tenor like Dexter, no matter how much of a pulse they have.
 

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"All the great jazz players alive today are dead." - Yogi Berra (not really)

My favorite living player is Joel Frahm.
 

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Rumour has it that Ornette Coleman is still around. Check at the Festival Hall next week.

Makes a decent trio with Konitz and Rollins. None of them dead!
 
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