An intense tenor saxophonist influenced a bit by the sound of Ben Webster but open to adventurous improvisations, Marty Krystall has appeared in several of Buell Neidlinger's groups through the years. He has worked as a studio musician in Los Angeles since the late '70s; helped run the K2B2 label; and has recorded with Neidlinger in Krystall Klear and the Buells, Buellgrass (later renamed String Jazz), the group Thelonious, and a tribute to Herbie Nichols. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide