I would ask these people to listen to what can be achieved, by listening to the following 12 bar slow blues clip of Dan Higgins (…..yes, him again! ). To me it is a celebration of what can be done with the tenor – THIS is what I mean about the tenor in it’s natural element .
PS. Can anyone tell me how he achieves that rising effect on the first three beats of the third bar? I am assuming that it involves much flailing about on the high E side key.