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The Examined Life

When the saxophone was still cool

By Joshua Glenn
Globe Staff / May 9, 2004

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"THE SAXOPHONE IS, unaided, a humorist. It looks like a sea horse and sounds like a canned fiddle." So wrote one critic in 1912 about an instrument that had only just begun to catch on. By the mid-1920s the sax had sparked its own craze, and it was subsequently taken very seriously indeed by such jazz luminaries as Lester Young, ... (Full Article: 510 Words)

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