I can`t imagine a more difficult task than trying to emulate one of the sax playing greats, down to their timing, phrasing etc. Its hard enough just making a tune sound good "your own way"! I can definitely understand wanting to assimilate some of their style into yours, to let your style be influenced by theirs but to try to become them for the song, thats a tough one.
I`m not criticising you Claude, I`m thinking out loud whether its good to make a goal of sounding the same... I can see that it would add things to your musical arsenal such as being able to use certain players techniques/effects and how they articulate but I don`t see how aiming to be a saxophone impressionist can be a good thing. Please don`t think I`m aiming this directly at you Claude, its just your comments set me off thinking about this
Ok, as for Mr Clegers Autumn Leaves... I found it overall relaxing, quite muse-ical (ha nice pun!) I felt that you were a little inconsistent though, sometimes dragging notes out, sometimes chopping them short, sometimes a little behind, sometimes right on. So, it became a disturbed, slightly agitated relax. Like sunbathing on an ant hill.
Maybe I`m being hyper-critical, I just got back from an irritating band session. Feel free to disagree