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zootspiker

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On alto I really like David Sanborn and Lou Marini.
On tenor ( my primary instrument) Wilton Felder
On bari Ronnie Cuber (Way Back Home- Gadd Gang) (Even fooled my jazz teacher. She thought for sure he had dubbed a tenor until he hit the low A hahaha)
 

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Hi Zoot,
How do you feel about King Curtis and Jr Walker Jim Horn & Jackie Kelso, just to mention a few?.
Rob.
 

zootspiker

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Love King Curtis and Jr Walker. ( was playing a Guardalla knock off Super King for a couple years to get closer to that King Curtis sound) I wasn't aware of Jim Horn until you brought him up. Thanks; Did a little research. What a talented and versatile player! Couldn't find much on Jackie Kelso but will keep looking.

I'm also a big fan of David Fathead Newman especially the early years on some Ray Charles instrumentals.

I have this 4 cd set (chronological) of BB King and he has some live performances from 1966 (Goin Down Slow; and Sweet Little Angel). The tenor player takes the response to his vocal lines instead of instead of BB on guitar that is so evocative. Unfortuneately there are no credits. I've tried to track it down to no avail.
 

zootspiker

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I'm still finding my way around the soprano. I really like what my teacher does on Soprano.(Although primarily an alto player). She can be googled at Sonya Jason. She has a Funk Jazz Fusion band called Tigress.

I'm still experimenting and spending more time on my R&C which I initially found difficult. Just starting to break through. I have a Martin Curvey that's about 90 years old. I really like the tone (Phil Barone HR Trad/Contemp mpc). Much darker than the modern horns; but the ergonomics and high end range are difficult for me.


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Love King Curtis and Jr Walker. ( was playing a Guardalla knock off Super King for a couple years to get closer to that King Curtis sound) I wasn't aware of Jim Horn until you brought him up. Thanks; Did a little research. What a talented and versatile player! Couldn't find much on Jackie Kelso but will keep looking.

I'm also a big fan of David Fathead Newman especially the early years on some Ray Charles instrumentals.

I have this 4 cd set (chronological) of BB King and he has some live performances from 1966 (Goin Down Slow; and Sweet Little Angel). The tenor player takes the response to his vocal lines instead of instead of BB on guitar that is so evocative. Unfortuneately there are no credits. I've tried to track it down to no avail.
Remember the Tenor solo on Sam Cookes "Twisting the Night away"? that was Jackie Kelso complete with Flutter Tongue that Clifford Scott taught him. Jackie was a very prominent session man along with his good friend Plas Johnson, they used to share recording sessions and when one of them couldn't make it the other one stood in. Jackie had the ability to copy Plas Johnsons tone perfectly allmost clone like. As for Clifford Scott he's the guy on Honky Tonk. By the way what was the Super King like? i've heard they can be too bright. I play Tenor and use a Berg ss 100/0 and find that edgy but not too bright, also a Runyon Quantum Delrin no 9 and a Metalite M5. What piece are you using on Tenor? Do you remember the Piltdown Men? well Jackie Kelso was one of two Tenor players with that band, great day's eh.
Regards Rob.:sax: P.S. On page 3 of Great Saxophone Player's there is an article by Pete Thomas entitled Great R&B sax players, there's quite a list all with sound clips, take a look very interesting.
 
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