JD on the sax:
Invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840 the saxophone was never really accepted in classical music circles but was taken up enthusiastically by the jazz fraternity as explained here by Wikipedia -
Here are a few star performers showing how the versatility of the sax makes it suitable for so many styles of music-
Moon Hooch are a sort of punk/funky version of John Coltrane or even Roland Kirk!
Woody Herman recorded at Canegie Hall Center New York City November20,.1976 ( The 40th Anniversary) featuring his star soloists-
Jimmy Giuffre,Stan Getz,Al Cohn and Zoot Sims:
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Getz was always one of those performers who one could listen to all day whatever style he was playing, that cool West Coast sound stood him well over the years a giant of jazz.
Woody Herman somehow was never in the Basie Ellington league, yet his wonderful driving style that permeated through all of Woody's "herds" was a unique sound and a great band live as I had the pleasure to witness and hear many years ago when they were on tour here.
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