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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:40 pm 
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i play lead tenor in jazz band. who are the best tenor players to listen to? who do u suggest i get?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:41 pm 
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Location: So Cal; Home of the Quake & the Wave
Lester Young
Coleman Hawkins
Sonny Rollins
John Coltrane
Michael Brecker
Jerry Bergonzi
Bob Berg
Wayne Shorter
Grover Washington
Bob Mintzer
Joshua Redman
Ernie Watts
Pete Christlieb
Dexter Gordon
Joe Henderson
Wilton Felder
Joe Farrell
Ronnie Laws
Branford Marsalis
Kirk Whalum
David Li
Hollis Gentry
Bob Sheppard
Thom Mason
Cornelius Bumpus

Some albums to check out:

Woody Herman - King Cobra
Tonight Show Band [w/Pete Christieb & Ernie Watts]
Grover Washington - Live At The Bijou and Mister Magic
John Coltrane - Giant Steps and A Love Supreme
Mike Stern [w/Bob Berg] - Upside Downside
Weather Report [w/Wayne Shorter] - 8:30 and Live & Unreleased
Michael Brecker - Don't Try This At Home
Steps Ahead [w/ Mike Brecker] - Magnetic and Live In Tokyo 1986
Steps [w/ Mike Brecker] - Smokin' In The Pit
Joe Henderson - Big Band
Chick Corea [w/ Joe Farrell] - Friends
The Crusaders [w/ Wilton Felder] - Free As The Wind
Ronnie Laws - Pressure Sensitive and Friends & Strangers
Branford Marsalis - The Beautiful Ones Are Not Yet Born and Bloomington

If you PM me with your jazz band set list I can narrow down the stuff you should listen to for stuff that pertains to your set list. There are great tenor players out there, these are just a few of my favs.....

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