\ˈsaks \

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Performing together as a duo, Malis and Elliot will present new works for sax and piano. Greg Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Plan your weekend: Women's show in Novi, Free Comic Book Day, Cinco de Mayo parade," 2 May 2018 For this evening’s performance Willitz is joined by guitarist Rami Atassi, drummer Raul Cotaquispe, and Ward, who rather than playing alto sax will sing through a loop station to produce wordless textures. Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader, "Caleb Willitz perpetually refines his pensive folk-rock sound by working with some of Chicago’s strongest improvisers," 12 July 2018 The sax master was weaned on the clarinet as a youth. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "Boney James' voice comes from his sax," 11 July 2018 The great tenor player Dexter Gordon, whom Jimbo had recruited to be in the house band, was playing when a then-unknown tenor man, Frank Foster, walked in with his sax, wearing his Army uniform. Gary Kamiya,, "When Miles Davis and Charlie Parker were in SF, this was the go-to club," 23 June 2018 Performers such as Beo String Quartet and guitar-sax-piano-percussion quartet Hypercube drop in from Pittsburgh and New York. Lawrence Toppman, charlotteobserver, "A bad traffic accident turned her toward creating this unique Charlotte festival," 12 June 2018 Eventually adding the baritone sax to his arsenal, the fiery Bechet would become known for his thrillingly unorthodox playing style -- highlighted by a wavering vibrato, one of his signatures -- and astounding volume. Mike Scott,, "The fiery genius who was 'the very epitome of jazz'," 28 Apr. 2018 At Poway High, Alexander plays alto sax in the jazz and concert bands and is the first student with autism to play all four years in the marching band. Pam Kragen,, "Poway teen with autism heading to Carnegie Hall," 26 Jan. 2018 After eye surgery, Barry Siegel stopped playing the sax for six months, but his son-in-law, Brett Warren, persistently encouraged him to work on the show. Karen Zurawski, Houston Chronicle, "Katy couple use musical revue to entertain, teach," 15 May 2018

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circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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