The greatest saxophone player of all time…..
Certainly up for debate. But a number of saxophone players are definitely contenders.
Saw a poll on Sax on the web about who the greatest sax player ever is. Here are their results:
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So Charlie Parker and John Coltrane get the top two spots. Makes sense. The other players on the list certainly sound great as well. Who do you think should also rank in the top tiers?
A few more contenders I would add to the list of possibilities would be-
Grover Washington Jr.
Eddie ‘Lockjaw’ Davis
Some of these I like personally, my favorite is Stanley Turrentine. Others were suggested by visitors to Sax Station.
Feel free to add a comment of your own.
It’s somewhat a question of taste. Charlie Parker and John Coltrane were pioneers of bebop though.
Another question might be who you think the greatest living saxophone player is.