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@pjw81563 I don’t know Dan Weiss personally, but I know his playing and he is very very good.  He has a great rep.  One of the best young drummers and part of the very hot and creative Brooklyn Jazz scene.    
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@stuartk , with respect (sincerely!), I think that you are “viewing” the process of the evolution of Jazz with “markers” that are too broad. I never said that the sound of the “second great quintet” was Fusion-like. I wrote: *** A stylistic perio... 
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@stuartk thanks the question.  Good one.  I’ll respond later today.  
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A style of saxophone playing that could be said to be “dated”, but the inventiveness and feel is on the same level as anything that came later.  Great story telling.  Just different and reflective of that time period.    
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Of course, that should read Tony Williams, not Tommy Williams .  Spellchecker gremlins😱  
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On the subject of “influence” and Elvin Jones/Tony Williams. I think it is important when comparing players to not think too much in terms of superiority of perceived amount of “influence”. Elvin and Williams were tremendously influential and cop... 
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Here’s a musician who certainly deserves to not be forgotten by today’s Jazz listeners, as he seems to have been. Not only a terrific baritone saxophonist, but he also had a successful career as a film and TV series composer (He also designed the ... 
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That’s right, “The Frogman’s First Law”.  As far as (my?) Second Law” goes, well……..😊  
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I like clarity, especially when my comments are being (mis)represented. So, to be clear: The term “The Frogman’s rule” was coined by Rok2id in response (in part) to an ongoing “debate” here about the possible reasons that some musicians are not a... 
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That’s the point of what I wrote above. There aren’t any. I have heard Sanborn play in more straight ahead settings as part of special event TV shows (including his own late night show years ago), award shows, etc. He can work his way through a s... 
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David Sanborn is the most imitated alto player in the Pop/Jazz-Funk-R&B style,  Not an improviser on the level of harmonic sophistication of the recently mentioned alto players.  However, in a funky setting he is the best.  One hears a tone an... 
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Great alto players mentioned. Other favorites: Gene Quill: https://youtu.be/Um1k6O8gsFw?si=515Zhzir5_MdE_so https://youtu.be/He8AiFTPNcA?si=AgNvERd7c3lEdTgq Lee Konitz: https://youtu.be/LAufCG4rH6o?si=l3fXh4vpS2ym6Cex Charlie Mariano: https... 
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Thanks, @forrestc.  Please keep us posted.  
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Thanks for the account. I agree about the ET2’s prowess. When you see Bruce again ask him about the procedure you used to try and clean the “capillaries”. Seems to me that the only effective way to do it is to remove those “screw on plugs” and cle... 
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@mahgister , you’ve mentioned two of the greatest baritone players. I am particularly a fan of Ronnie Cuber, who is sadly no longer with us. Monster baritone prayer, While Smulyan is a great post-bebopper through and through, Ronnie Cuber was more...