Got into a sidebar with DexDex about how much we both love Pete Christlieb in another thread, thought I'd post some clips...a real modern master of the tenor saxophone. One of my most favorite ballad players right up there with Dex and Jug. The history and lineage is all right out there and I love how he always comes right at you with that big sound, hard driving swing, and no BS whatsoever. Pure Jazz.
Pete really swingin some rhythm changes with Conte Candoli and Carl Fontana...
Christlieb with Don Menza
We'll Be Together Again
You or No One with Bill Watrous
'nother bit of April with Don Menza
F.M. reprise (he has so many ineresting ideas, seems like he could play on this vamp all day and not repeat himself...)