There are many fantastic sax players. I have studied and listened to so many. My take on who is the greatest player is obviously is in the ear of the beholder. I believe once a player reaches a certain platoe there all equally as good. How do you compare, Stan Getz to Charlie Parker, or Gerald Albright to Ace Cannon, Reggie Lafaye to Dave Vail. Each of these players have their own unique style, they each bring excellance to the stage. Each have their own tricks and sounds. It would be great to put the top players on stage and let them rip it, smooth it, riff it out. I usually look for players who are versitile, can do the blues, rock, smooth Jazz, soul, etc. There aren't many who can do that. I like Vail because he has great technique, Reggie cut his teeth on the blues, but can copy Kenny G when needed or David Sanborn. Reggie masterfully plays all three saxes, Soprano, Alto and Tenor, as do many other players. Albright uses the Alto and Tenor, the same with Kenny G. So, who's the best. There all great players. Who's the best singer Celine Dion, or Carry Underwood, neither, their both excellant and have different styles. The greatest players I have come to know are the ones who share their soul, conversation, techniques, and love to their audiance. That's my take on it!