Man... Ernie Watts. I first started to check him out during the 80's on the "Tonight Show" band - then Buddy Rich's band. He and Pete Christlieb blew me away (while going to commercial breaks. Man, they played a lot of notes on that show!). I really don't have the right words to tell you what a nice, personable, spiritual, almost fatherly cat Ernie is (it's scary how much he reminds me of my own dad). I've met him a few times over the years and came away with something I'd never thought of before. He is a true woodwind master.