Tenor saxophonists from Texas; once as prolific an export as football players. A strong blues element in their playing, regardless of actual style or chosen genre. Dewey Redman, Booker Ervin, George Adams... One could also include those whose main instrument wasn't a tenor, like Ornette Coleman and Julius Hemphill (alto sax) and John Carter (clarinet). Maybe you could extend the geography to include Oklahoma (Wardell Gray), St. Louis, and Kansas City.

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