Go, John! I didn’t realize.
Caveat: “hundreds” of recording credits is a big of a stretch: All Music Guide lists 138 credits which is closer to 42 sessions, still pretty busy dude, because that includes up to 5 each on his own cd- sax, clarinet, primary artist, composer. Actually John plays at least eight instruments: tenor, soprano, flute, bass clarinet, keys, that weird plastic toy thingy, ocarina, vocals.
Donny McCaslin meanwhile has 291 credits by that standard.
The internal search functions recommended this after I read an article about “Whiplash” the movie, which includes a cue drop from the Don Ellis performance of that Hank Levy song: John is not Don is not Dave or David. But has mos def carved out his niche (and Mos Def sang with him).
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The movie about Jazz “Whiplash” named for a Hank Levy (sax, composer) song, as performed by Don Ellis, back in the day: