i realize that the term "underrated" is completely overrated now, but i don't care, because he really does deserve to be up on the Mt. Rushmore of Saxophone players.
Really love this man's sound! :)
Also, I uploaded this pic tonight
Happy 98th Birthday!
I guess my vote does count.
Wow, they still incorrectly show a pic of Bud Powell, instead of Don Byas. Anyway, he's one of the fountainheads of modern jazz as it sprang from the head of small band swing. A Blackbelt of the tenor!
Gracias, Don Byas es muy bonito
A complete master of the tenor saxophone and of the art of jazz.