Listen Up! “S” is for Saxophone

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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.

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7 thoughts on “Listen Up! “S” is for Saxophone

  1. 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.

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