Re: Piano or sax?
I play Alto.
Piano is more linear as far as learning.
It would be easier to compose for different keys in piano.
You can't carry around a piano, like a sax though. You could always have a sax around.
Either is fine, it will strengthen your musical vocabulary. Dexter gordan is very inspirational, so is Art pepper.
"If I became parapalegic I would try to use my forehead to drum, or my tongue or nose." - Myself