A little while ago I put a group of my live recordings from big band and combo nights at my college onto a myspace page. http://www.myspace.com/drewminaker The first track is an original composition and "All Blues" is a personal funkified arrangement.
I play sax. Typically tenor for jazz and alto for my legit playing.
As for a favorite jazzer, I'm going to say Branford Marsalis, particularly when he plays (played? they might not be playing together anymore) with the trio he recorded several albums with. Jeff Tain Watts on drums, etc. I love his group's innovation, but primarily I find his melodious improvisation to be at the end of the track I want to direct myself as I develop my sound and ideas.