Arthur Doyle is the most immediately recognizable sax player alive. His sound is a mixture of African folk song delicacy and pure Albert Ayler overload. His vocal style (both as pure element and incorporated into his sax and flute styling) is unidentifiable and seemingly from an alternate (jazz) world. His style is impossible to ignore. For reasons both known and unknown, Doyle is not a figure widely recognized by the US free jazz community. He is seemingly more recognized abroad - as highly successful tours of Europe and Japan bear witness. This is the case with a lot of jazz musicians.
- Dave Cross, Perfect Sound Forever