Greatest string/wind players of all times


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  1. John Cale (viola, Velvet Underground)
  2. Lindsay Cooper (Henry Cow)
  3. Simon Jeffes (Penguin Cafe` Orchestra)
  4. John Lurie (sax, Lounge Lizards)
  5. Jonathan Segel (Camper VanBeethoven)
  6. Steve Moss (Universal Congress)
  7. Eric Ungar (sax, Alter Natives)
  8. Christopher Tunney (Dogbowl)
  9. Ralph Carney (sax, Tom Waits)
  10. Billy Currie (violin, Ultravox)
  11. Fred Lonberg-Holm (Terminal 4)
  12. Pete Stampfel (violin, Holy Modal Rounders)
  13. Andy McKay (Roxy Music)
  14. Jane Scarpantoni (cello, Tiny Lights)
  15. Andrew Bird,
  16. Simon House (violin, High Tide)
  17. Johannes Enders (Tied and Trickled Trio, sax)
  • Arrington DeDionyso (Old Time Relijun)
  • Charles Bennington (New Wet Kojak, sax),
  • Gretta Cohn (Cursive, cello),
  • Ian Anderson (fl, Jethro Tull)
  • Lisa Germano (violin, John Mellencamp)
  • David LaFlamme (violin, It's A Beautiful Day)
  • Didier Malherbe (Gong)
  • Magic Dick (J.GeilsBand)
  • James Chance (sax, Contortions)
  • Peter Gordon (sax, Love of Life Orchestra)
  • Gareth Sager (Rip Rig Panic)
  • David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator)
  • Bleine Reiniger (Tuxedomoon)
  • Ken Field (Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic)
  • Kevin Martin (sax, God)
  • Tony Atherton (sax, Bazooka)
  • Dana Colley (Morphine)
  • Brandan Bell (Bugskull)
  • John Mayall
  • Warren Ellis (Dirty Three)
  • David Oumet (Motherhead Bug, Cop Shoot Cop, Firewater, Sulfur)
  • Louise Elliott (Laika)
  • Shannon Selberg (Cows)
  • Garo Yellin (Ordinaires, cello)
  • Kazuo Ogino (Ghost, fl)
  • Kate St John (oboe)
  • Amanda Brown (violin, oboe, Go-Betweens)
  • Susan Voelz (violin, Poi Dog Pondering)
  • Stephen Kent (didjeridu, Trance Mission)
  • Ken Vandermark (Sax, clarinet, Flying Luttenbachers)
  • Rick Grech (Family)
  • David Hild (accordion)
  • Christian Frederickson (Rachel's, cello)
  • Tjay Cantrell (Love)
  • Hiromichi Sakamoto (Ghost, cello)
  • Jude Abbott (Chumbawamba)
  • Kim Wilson (Faboulous Thunderbirds)
  • Clarence Clemons (Springsteen)
  • Geoff Richardson (Penguin Cafe)
  • Marc Cunningham (trumpet, Mars, Bewitched)
  • Andy Kulberg (Blues Projection)
  • Alan Stivell
  • Dickon Hinchliffe (violin, Tindersticks)
  • Amy Denio (sax, accordion)
  • Jason Noble (violin, Rachel's)
  • Robin Williamson (Incredible String Band)
  • Mel Collins (King Crimson)
  • Dave Swarbrick (violin, Fairport Convention)
  • Dick Heckstall (Colosseum)
  • Miss Murgatroid (vibraphone)
  • Adam Pierce (Dylan Group, vibraphone)
  • John Kirkpatrick
  • Lili Haydn (violin)
  • Vicky Aspinall (violin, Raincoats)
  • Danna Pentes (violin, Fetchin Bones)
  • Lee Allen
  • Junior Parker
  • Samara Lubelski (vl, Sonora Pine, Hall Of Fame)
  • Cynthia Wigginton (Bedlam Rovers)
  • John Popper (harmonica, Blues Traveler)
  • Alvin Tyler (sax, Little Richard)
  • Chuck Rio (Champs)
  • Johnny Paris
  • King Curtis
  • Doug Kershaw
  • Steve Douglas (sax)
  • Rob Lind (Sonics)
  • Lora Logic (sax, X-Ray Specs)
  • Terry Edwards (Gallon Drunk),
  • Lucy Hamilton (clarinet, Mars)
  • Salvador Garza (violin, Downy Mildew)
  • J'Anna Jacoby (violin, oboe, Black Watch)
  • Jesse Greene (violin, Geraldine Fibbers)