Sunday, November 6, 2016

Happy Birthday Adolphe Sax

This post will be brief today, but important to all saxophone players.  Today is the 202nd birthday of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone.  I won't bother to go into its history as it's already well known, but I can't let this day pass without acknowledging the man who created our favorite instrument.  Happy Birthday Adolphe!!  There must be one hell of a jam session going on where you are right now.

Adolphe Sax's statue in his hometown of Dinant, Belgium

Chris Potter playing am original Adolphe Sax tenor, ca. 1859

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