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Who is the greatest saxaphone player of all time

  1. Joe blogs56 profile image55
    Joe blogs56posted 8 years ago

    Who is the greatest saxaphone player of all time

  2. Mr blues 2 jazz profile image66
    Mr blues 2 jazzposted 8 years ago

    First,spell Saxophone.This is a very difficult question. you didn't qualify the question or,add era or,any genre. That being said, I vote my top five:
    1.Charlie Parker- made it look easy, even while in a stupor.
    2. Dexter Gordon- swing, tone, muscular solos-40s,50s,60s
    3. Lester Young- sweet, buttery tone,succinct melodic solos
    4. John Coltrane- spiritual, mastery of axe,influenced by top three
    5. Sonny Rollins- resilient,Bebop stamina,classic tone,influenced by all of the above,last of the living saxophone masters.

  3. nextstopjupiter profile image80
    nextstopjupiterposted 8 years ago

    My greatest saxophone players:
    Charlie Parker
    John Coltrane
    Ornette Coleman
    Anthony Braxton
    These players are the most creative saxophonists in the history of jazz, and they made the biggest contribution to the development of this music

  4. Dink96 profile image59
    Dink96posted 8 years ago

    Nextstopjupiter's list is pretty hard to argue with, but I absolutely LOVE, ADORE, WORSHIP John Coltrane, now and forever.
    Mine is A LOVE SUPREME because these are a few of MY FAVORITE THINGS!!

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    jim heywoodposted 8 years ago

    There are many greats seek and listen.
    The list is endless so many horn players, to list them would take a lifetime. Think of the unknown players who have not recorded,some one could be living right next to you ready to blow our minds.

  6. Carol Sloane profile image54
    Carol Sloaneposted 7 years ago

    Sorry.  There is NO "greatest" anything in the arts.  Shall we designate someone the "greatest" because of the number of recordings sold?  No, I think not. 

  7. bsscorpio8 profile image58
    bsscorpio8posted 7 years ago

    Hands down,Charles "Yardbird" Parker !!!! The father of them all.

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    johnnymojo666posted 7 years ago

    maybe no greatest, but my favorites:

    lester young

    coleman hawkins

    sonny rollins

    dexter gordon

    charlie parker

    john coltrane

    not necessarily in that order

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    ericsomethingposted 7 years ago

    Put Trane at the top of the list. Parker. Lester Young. Dexter Gordon. Wayne Shorter. Johnny Hodges. Ornette Coleman. Eric Dolphy.

    Mustn't forget the man who could play three at a time and make them all sound great: Rahsaan Roland Kirk.