\ ˈsaks \

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The horns – Walt Weiskopf on tenor sax, Roger Rosenberg on baritone, Michael Leonhart on trumpet, and Jim Pugh on trombone – simply killed all night. John Timpane,, "Steely Dan play their first Philly-area show without late member Walter Becker at the BB&T Pavilion," 12 July 2018 Dexter took up the alto sax at 14, switching at 15 to the tenor that his mother bought him to fit his tall frame. Clifford Thompson, WSJ, "‘Sophisticated Giant’ Review: Long Tall Tenor Man," 1 Nov. 2018 Leave it 2 👑🐝2 hit those riffs like a boss & feature a female sax soloist. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Beyoncé Performed at Her Office Holiday Party, Making It the *Best* Office Holiday Party," 17 Dec. 2016 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

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circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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