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Jazz for aficionados
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.    
Jazz for aficionados
Of course, that should read Tony Williams, not Tommy Williams .  Spellchecker gremlins😱  
Jazz for aficionados
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... 
Jazz for aficionados
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 ... 
Jazz for aficionados
That’s right, “The Frogman’s First Law”.  As far as (my?) Second Law” goes, well……..😊  
Jazz for aficionados
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... 
Jazz for aficionados
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... 
Jazz for aficionados
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... 
Jazz for aficionados
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... 
Eminent Technology ET-2 Tonearm Owners
Thanks, @forrestc.  Please keep us posted.  
Eminent Technology ET-2 Tonearm Owners
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... 
Jazz for aficionados
@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... 
Pictures at an Exhibition
**** You know it’s all about the conductor getting the orchestra inline.**** Not quite. I would put what @mayoradamwest wrote somewhat differently. Yes, the conductor’s vision for the work is the primary guiding force, but still far from “it(s) a... 
A continuation of the best musician thread
You may find this interesting: https://youtu.be/2ZVvbt6H98Y?si=Hc11gexsnyUN2DMu  
A continuation of the best musician thread
****With time, he will only progress further.**** I agree.  I believe that is what I wrote.