Greatest Jamaican Sax Player Pt.1

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Greatest Jamaican Sax Player Pt 1

Tommy McCook
11
58%
Roland Alphonso
2
11%
Lester Sterling
0
No votes
Karl Cannonball Bryan
1
5%
Val Bennett
0
No votes
Herman Marquis
1
5%
Deadly Headley
4
21%
 
Total votes : 19

Greatest Jamaican Sax Player Pt.1

Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:09 pm

Ok who is it?

I go for Tommy McCook just over Roland Al.

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Postby Ringo » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:10 pm

Ditto, Gordon.
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Postby DG » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:16 pm

Ditto, Ringo
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Postby Pluto » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:52 pm

I don't think I can safely choose one - Tommy McCook would be the obvious choice, but I haven't heard as much from the others on the list.

Though his output is more recent than the others, I would have included Dean Fraser on the list as well.
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Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 10, 2004 2:57 pm

Of course Pluto, Dean Fraser is a great sax player, he's more known for his 80s recordings though and I was keeping it to the "golden era" so to speak.

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Postby Dadi Digi » Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:58 pm

I must admit they are all genius in there own right however, picking one of this list I would go with Rolando. Having said that though Dean "Cannon" Fraser is my best of them all.
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Postby mghifi » Fri Dec 10, 2004 4:58 pm

I actually really dislike Dean Frasier's playing. It's too cheesy to these ears. I can listen to Tommy McCook all day but even one Dean Frasier solo is enough for me to change the record. In my opinion it's like the difference between Sam Cooke and Luther Vandross. I respect Dean Frasier's playing as well as Luther Vandross' voice but both are unlistenable to me. It's a style thing not a skills issue.
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Postby Ekki » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:19 pm

Try "Big Up" on Island Jamaica Jazz, mghifi, that's pretty good!
But I agree, Fraser has done a lot of cheesy stuff I can't listen to.

BTW, it's Tommy & Roland here too :lol:
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Postby jb welda » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:24 pm

gotta agree with mghifi...ive seen fraser wank on on redemption song way too many times. the guy consistently plays 10 notes where 1 would do. i do have to give him credit though for playing some great stuff as part of an ensemble, but in person he is too painful for me.

i gotta go with tommy mccook or deadly headly and for sheer quantity + quality, its gotta be tommy mccook.

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Postby crazydownbeat » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:26 pm

I go for Roland but where's Cedric?(this inlusion would not change my vote though :D )
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Postby Anonymous » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:28 pm

Oops - forgot Cedric Im Brooks.......

My bad

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Postby ian » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:28 pm

No Cedric 'Im' Brooks???

In that case I'll go for Karl Bryan (no disrespect for the others but I alway like to support the underdog! :D ) as 'Black Up' is a supreme piece of free roots!!

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Postby wareika » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:29 pm

Pluto wrote:I don't think I can safely choose one - Tommy McCook would be the obvious choice, but I haven't heard as much from the others on the list.


I totaly agree with Pluto on that point. McCook is IMO a well known sax player cause it has more LPs than others. Especialy cause he did some with Stricker at a point when Stricker released plenty records (AllThird World LPs especialy).

I can add, that I'm not a fan of sax. I prefer by miles trumpet and trombon.

BTW, my fav McCook tune is the one he played flute on "Hot Lava" (can't remenber the name). LOL.

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Postby crazydownbeat » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:29 pm

your forgiven Gordy
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Postby ian » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:31 pm

aha! you just beat me to it cd! :lol:

I'll forgive you Gordy!
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