Hi everybody !
Many jazz saxophonists play alto OR tenor mainly : from Prez to Brecker on tenor (and Rollins, Bob Berg, Andy - and Bob - Sheppard, Hawk, Chris Speed..........), from Hodges to Braxton (and Dolphy, Bird, Sanborn, Kenny G....arrett !:-) ................)
Well there are some exceptions : Chris Potter, french Stephane Guillaume, Tim Rice (on alto with Maria Schneider - beautifull solo on Giant Steps) ; Lovano plays quite often alto too, Marty Erhlich is a good (but strange) tenor, Ornette played it only on his "Ornette on tenor" album etc etc !
What's your opinion about it ? do you play the both ?
As a bass clarinet "specialist", I prefer alto (because of my idols Dolphy and Marty Ehrlich ????) but love tenor ; so I find a "solution" : the C-melody !
I play it with a Meyer alto mthp and worked it like a A or a T, trying to be not a "cameleon" but something else. Strange, I know ! I use my tenor for R&B, Rock or Big-Band (no work for C-melo !), but in my combo the only sax I play is C-melo.