Recent Examples of saxophone from the Web
At first, the ferocity of Muldrow's singing made impact, especially when counterbalanced by Darius Jones' searing, slithering lines on alto saxophone.
Saxophone player Klaus Doldinger, the 81-year-old German jazz legend, was awarded the ECHO Jazz for his lifetime achievements.
Frontman Bobby Selvaggio presides as one of the leading alto saxophone voices on today's jazz scene.
The all-star trio known as BassDrumBone (Mark Helias, bass; Gerry Hemingway, drums; Ray Anderson, trombone), plays Seattle’s Royal Room Monday, June 19, a night that also brings saxophone elder Pharaoh Sanders to Jazz Alley.
The next day, the pianist will collaborate with saxophonist Matthew Evan Taylor in a survey of the complete works for alto saxophone and piano by notable 20th century American composer Paul Creston.
The last new musical instrument to leapfrog to popularity was probably the saxophone, patented by Adolphe Sax back in 1846.
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Origin and Etymology of saxophone
French, from Antoine Sax †1894 Belgian instrument maker + French -phone
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
SAXOPHONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saxophone for English Language Learners
: a musical instrument that has a curved metal tube and that is played by blowing into a mouthpiece and pressing keys with your fingers
SAXOPHONE Defined for Kids
Definition of saxophone for Students
: a woodwind instrument usually in the form of a curved metal tube with keys used to change pitch and a mouthpiece with a single reed
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