Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist

Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist

Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    17:11 on Sunday, July 31, 2005
In your honest opinion, who is the greatest jazz tenor player ever? In my opinion, it is a tie between John Coltrane and Plas Johnson.

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Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    20:16 on Sunday, July 31, 2005
with so many great musicians throughout the history of jazz, i don`t think it`s possible to pick a single tenor player that outshines the rest. when players are at the artistic level of john coltrane or sonny rollins, i think it becomes a matter of the listener`s personal preference rather than one player being superior to the other. with that said, some of my favorite tenor players are: coltrane, sonny rollins, lester young, dexter gordon, sonny stitt, george coleman, joe henderson, joe lovano, michael brecker, and the list, of course, goes on.

Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    21:57 on Sunday, July 31, 2005

Dexter, Coleman, and Ornette are okay, but I prefer the other three.

Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    17:51 on Monday, August 01, 2005
This came in from Mike`s wife, Susan.


FROM: Susan Brecker
SUBJECT: Michael Brecker needs your help.

Dear Family and Friends,

My husband, Michael Brecker, has been diagnosed with MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome), and its critical that he undergoes a stem cell transplant. The initial search for a donor (including Michael`s siblings and children) has not yet resulted in a suitable match. Michael`s doctors have told us that we need to immediately explore ALL possible options. This involves getting as many people of a similar genetic background to be tested. There are some important points to understand concerning this process:

1. The screening involves a blood test only. It can be done very quickly either at a marrow donation center or at a LOCAL LAB. The cost is anywhere from $40 to $75 and your insurance may cover it. (In NYC, you can call Frazier, at the NY Blood Bank, at 212-570-3441, and make an appointment for HLA typing. It costs $40.00.) Check with your local blood bank, or go to to find the donor center nearest you.

2. Your blood typing information can be posted on the international registry, if you choose, where it would also be available to others in need of a transplant. BEING ON THE REGISTRY DOESN`T MEAN YOU HAVE TO DONATE, it just means that you may be ASKED to do so. You can take your name off the registry at any time.

3. Should you be selected as a potential donor for Michael, please understand that there have been tremendous advances in bone marrow transplants and the term itself can be misleading. Bone marrow donation is no more invasive than giving blood. Stem cells are simply harvested from your blood and then transplanted to Michael.
4. A match for Michael would be most likely to come from those of Eastern European Jewish descent. If you or anyone you know are in this category please make a special effort to immediately get tested. Ultimately, you would be doing something not just for Michael, but for so many more who are in a similar situation as my husband.

5. You are now part of our internet-based drive for donor testing. If everyone who receives this can motivate a bunch of their friends to get tested, and those friends then forward this email to get their friends to get tested, we will have rapidly expanded the pool of potential donors. I urge all of you to get tested AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Any local blood center/Red Cross center can assist in organizing a drive for Michael, although it would be desirable if you can get a large group, e.g. a synagogue, to sponsor it. Should you have any questions about this, please don`t hesitate to get in touch with Michael`s management office at 212.302.9200 or

Thank you so much for your love and support. We are so grateful.

Susan xo


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Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    10:35 on Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Rollins, Coltrane, and King Curtis

Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    03:43 on Saturday, August 13, 2005
Coltrane, Benny Golson, Rollins

Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    18:50 on Saturday, August 13, 2005
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Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    18:51 on Saturday, August 13, 2005
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Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    19:27 on Monday, August 15, 2005
Oh, and I forgot about Michael Brecker. Has anyone heard anything about him lately? Is he okay?
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Re: Best Jazz Tenor Saxophonist    21:56 on Tuesday, August 23, 2005
I`ve been listening to Lee Allen a lot lately, and think his tone is great.


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