King Curtis. Great R&B saxophone player who, like Al Jackson of Booker T. and the MGs, was sadly murdered and taken out of this world way too soon.
Right now I'm listening to his sax solo on "I Don't Wanna Be a Soldier" by John Lennon, and it's probably the best thing about the record.
His work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, and tons of others was just unreal. Along with the Memphis Horns, he was probably the most influential R&B horn player ever.
You can really hear his influence in David Sanborn's playing. (Especially "Young Americans" and "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You")
One of my friends told me it sounded "chaotic," lol. I said "I'm sorry it doesn't sound like Kenny G" and just left it at that. No use in trying to explain.
And in the end...