One of my other favorite saxophonist Michael Brecker said of Grover Washington, Jr. that he was equally adept on all four saxophones. Several years after his untimely death, Grover Washington, Jr. is still one of the most imitated and influential saxophonists. I saw a poll of the one hundred best saxophonists of all time and Grover Washington, Jr. was listed at number twenty. I personally would rank him higher because I think I own recordings by every saxophonists on this list and Grover's musicality and inventiveness on the saxophone is worthy of his own wing in any college music program in the country. Grover was criticized for being "too commercial." Critics only need to listen to "Then and Now", "All of my Tomorrows", "Togethering" with Kenny Burrell and "America Classic" with Dexter Gordon. Grover Washington Jr. is one of the best and I am always striving to get that "sweet" tone out of my horns. His style was a memorable way of communicating with his audiences.