Why “Best of” Lists are Inherently Not Great


So looking over my Top 50 Saxophone players list I saw what some would consider an egregious omission: Pharoah Sanders.  He wasn’t on my list, although he deserves to be.  But I think the 50 people who are on my list deserve to be there too.  So there we go, not that it needs emphasizing, but just another reminder of how flawed lists like mine are.

And on that theme….coming up soon is another post where I shall attempt to justify why there are no women on my list.  So stay tuned.

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