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British Saxophonists To Investigate

Alfie Cooke
 
Introductions
Introductions
"Andy Sheppard seems to play in just about any field of jazz these days but his early albums - the first self-titled , this one and Soft on the Inside - are among his best work."
Modern Day Jazz Stories
Modern Day Jazz Stories
"Genre-hopping seems to have been a big thing in Britain - Courtney Pine blends jazz and hip-hop and comes out a winner."
There's No Going Back
There's No Going Back
"Paul Dunmall is one of Britain's greatest saxophonists.  Here he is featured in a quartet with Keith Tippett on piano.  Highly recommended."
Tubbs Tours
Tubbs Tours
"Tubby Hayes was a great player.  Mexican Green is a good place to start but the reissues of his work on Fontana are pure gems."
Roarin'
Roarin'
"Not only Don Rendell on tenor but Graham Bond in his early jazz days playing alto."
Free Form
Free Form
"Buy this album and its companion 'Abstract'.  They mark the beginnings of British Free Jazz"
Fixations 14
Fixations 14
"John Butcher is taking the saxophone into territory that many fear to tread.  Where Evan Parker began the exploration of the instrument's possibilities, Butcher seems to be going one step further."
Monoceros
Monoceros
"Evan Parker is the British master saxophonist.  His work in ensembles is great but his solo work is extraordinary."
Trio and Quintet
Trio and Quintet
"The exceptionally gifted and truly brilliant alto player Mike Osborne had a sound unlike anyone on the British scene."
A Waltz for Grace
A Waltz for Grace
"SW's first album as a leader. Very much in that late '80s Brit-Jazz style."
Two's and Three's
Two's and Three's
"ED playing alto and saxello - a true prince among saxophonists. Out, but not as out as Parker/Butcher."