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Overlooked Altos

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Did I hear somebody say Noah Howard?

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problem is, how many saxophonists are named Noah?

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problem is, how many saxophonists are named Noah?

It would only be a problem if there were a whole bunch of vocalists named Naamah.

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Did I hear somebody say Noah Howard?

No, you heard somebody say Noel Coward, but the one time he blew an alto is a story that doesn't belong in this thread :D

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Anybody mention Richie Cole and since somebody mentioned John Handy, let's remember Sonny Stitt's Just In Case You Forgot How Bad He Is, featuring all three.

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Jimmy Vass.

And Jimmy Lyons -great, celebrated (at least in some parts), but still widely overlooked in proportion to his greatness.

And no, I'm not mentioning two "Jimmy"s as a continuation of the nascient Noel Coward theme... :g

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Edited by bary01

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I like Willie Smith as well.

Saw TK Blue with Randy Weston, and he was really interesting.

Bev - agreed about Jason Yarde: I've only heard him in his short solo bursts in the recent Sam Rivers tour, but he sounded great.

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Hilton Jefferson!

Absolutely - Always my favorite ever since Jonah Jones "Just Like A Butterfly" - The prettiest alto ever heard - Hilton Jefferson

And another Alto grossly underrated - Johnny Bothwell - (Raeburn, Krupa, Herman).

While we are at it - the worst, out of tune and sour noted was Jimmy Dorsey - who was one of the nicest musicians of the era - but nonetheless was a terrible saxophonist.

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While we are at it - the worst, out of tune and sour noted was Jimmy Dorsey - who was one of the nicest musicians of the era - but nonetheless was a terrible saxophonist.

Huh?

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Pete Brown

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Got to name Sonny Red again, one of my all-time favorites!

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Doesn't ANYONE remember Johnny Bothwell, poor guy???

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Doesn't ANYONE remember Johnny Bothwell, poor guy???

Just Bob Thiele, and he died. :huh:

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Hey - Jimmy Dorsey was an EXCELLENT alto player, in my opinion. As a matter of fact several years ago I did sound restoration for a Jimmy Dorsey project that never came out (the 78s they sent me were in such rotten condition); it was his band from 1940-42 - and Dorsey's playing was a revelation, clearly an influence on Bird in more than just his virtuosity - a lot of very clean solos and very even 8th notes -

...Johnny who?

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Byron Allen

Julius Hemphill

Marion Brown

Carlos Ward

Rob Brown

Jemeel Moondoc

Ken McIntyre

John Tchicai

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Manfred Hering

Ernst Ludwig Petrowski

Friedhelm Schönfeld

Friwi Sternberg

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Whatever happened to him? e990734wdzi.jpg

One of the "Young Lions" of the late '80s, altoist Christopher Hollyday created a big stir when he appeared on the scene, but maintained a surprisingly low profile after the early '90s.

During 1989-1992, Hollyday recorded four CDs for Novus, and was starting to develop his own voice when he was dropped from the label.

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