Listen Up! “S” is for Saxophone


Usually made of gleaming brass, the sax was invented by Belgian Aldophe Sax in 1840. It gained popularity for its use in military bands in France and Belgium, and is featured in military bands all over the world today, as well as in classical music, jazz, blues, and popular bands.

Some of the world’s greatest saxophonists were Charlie Parker, Clarence Clemons, and this guy, Boots Randolph.



I used to play the saxophone. I was never very good at it. But it all stopped when I was 14 and got my teeth knocked out in an accident. No front teeth, no saxophone.

Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
2015 A to Z of Vampires

I guess my generation shows when I say two of my favorite sax players are/were Clarence Clemons with Bruce and the E Street Band, and Kenny G. Clarence could take me away with his power. Kenny G is just “plain ole” good easy listening… Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @

I like the tenor and baritone sax (have my son’s still in its case), but leave that alto sax in the trash. Yuck! That being said there is nothing like a ‘cooing’ sax in a dark jazz club.

I love the sax, but not this music! Forever associated for a UK TV viewer of my age with comedian Benny Hill chasing scantily clad young women around.

Nice write up about saxophone 🙂
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