I called Kenny Brooks a few days ago. He told me that he lives right around the corner from a club called Biscuit BBQ in Park Slope where Bill McHenry plays weekly. I checked out Bill's MySpace page as was mightily impressed. Bill plays the saxophone like a true master of the instrument. There's also a smoking live solo video posted.
I'm a sucker for a great sound and McHenry has one of the best sounds of anyone out there today. He plays with amazing sensitivity to subtle shadings of timbre and articulations.
The word that first comes to my mind when I think about how to describe his playing is Lyrical. He never sacrifices melody for technical prowess. His playing oozes emotion, and he sounds like himself.
Bill McHenry's MySpace page
Bill McHenry's home page
Bill playing Night and Day
Bill playing How High the Moon (more or less)
Live at Small's