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100 Greatest Rock Saxophonists

Criteria: Rankings based on acclaim and influence on the style, role and evolution of the sax within rock and the prominence of their work.

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Greatest Rock Saxophonists
  1. King Curtis
  2. Sam "The Man" Taylor
  3. Lee Allen
  4. Maceo Parker
  5. Big Jay McNeely
  6. Clifford Scott
  7. Mike Terry
  8. Herb Hardesty
  9. Steve Douglas
10. Andrew Love
11. Clarence Clemons
12. Alvin "Red" Tyler
13. "Daddy" Gene Barge
14. Maxwell Davis
15. St. Clair Pinckney
16. Plas Johnson
17. Willis "Gator" Jackson
18. Boots Randolph
19. Hal Singer
20. Gil Bernal
21. Bobby Keys
22. Jimmy Wright
23. Rudy Pompilli
24. David "Fathead" Newman
25. Earl Bostic
26. Red Prysock
27. Junior Walker
28. Doc Kupka
29. Pee Wee Ellis
30. Frank "Floorshow" Culley
31. Lenny Pickett
32. Big Al Sears
33. Charles Chalmers
34. Hank Cosby
35. Buddy Lucas
36. Tom Scott
37. Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams
38. Roland Alphonso
39. Budd Johnson
40. Jesse Powell
41. Floyd Newman
42. Arnett Cobb
43. Jerry Martini
44. Rusty Bryant
45. Wild Bill Moore
46. David Sanborn
47. Chuck Rio (Danny Flores)
48. Tom Archia
49. Paul Bascomb
50. Jimmy Forrest
51. Thomas "Beans" Bowles
52. Cornelius Bumpus
53. Jim Horn
54. Joe Arnold
55. Grady Gaines
56. Jack Schoer
57. Charlie Ferguson
58. Alto Reed
59. Sam Peake
60. Raf Ravenscroft
61. Ace Cannon
62. Michael Brecker
63. Freddie Mitchell
64. Don Myrick
65. David Jackson
66. Chris Wood
67. Joe Houston
68. Dennis "D.T." Thomas
69. Ronald Bell
70. Mel Collins
71. Chuck Higgins
72. Gilbert Caples
73. Dean Fraser
74. Gene Upshaw
75. Kasuka Mafia (Norris Patterson)
76. Red Holloway
77. Leroi Moore
78. Big Jim Wynn
79. Lynn Hope
80. Ernie Watts
81. Sil Austin
82. Oliver Sain
83. Edgar Winter
84. Bob McNeely
85. Bill Justis
86. Buddy Savitt
87. Lester Sterling
88. Phil Kenzie
89. Zach Zackery
90. Mark Rivera
91. James Von Streeter
92. Leon Michels
93. Richie Cannata
94. Harry Haller
95. Lee Thompson
96. Packy Axton
97. Andy MacKay
98. Noble "Thin Man" Watts
99. Jackie Kelso
100. Saxa (Lionel Martin)

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King Curtis
King Curtis
Sam Taylor
Sam "The Man" Taylor
Lee Allen
Lee Allen
Maceo Parker
Maceo Parker
Big Jay McNeely
Big Jay McNeely





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