More Saxophones on Sax’s Day!

Because of the joy in listening to some of the sounds which some individuals have created with the saxophone, as we did some hours ago on Clubhouse, we are scheduling a second session dedicated to saxophone music. This time with a focus on classical music. The Aristipposian Poetcelebrates the life in music of Adolphe Saxwith… Continue reading More Saxophones on Sax’s Day!

Adolphe Sax *XI 6 1814 — The LifeYou Give

Adolphe Sax, born Antoine-Joseph Sax, November 6, 1814, in Dinant, Belgium, is the maker of musical instruments and inventor of the saxophone.Sax was the son of Charles Joseph Sax (1791–1865), a maker of wind and brass instruments, as well as of pianos, harps, and guitars. Adolphe studied the flute and clarinet at the Brussels Conservatory… Continue reading Adolphe Sax *XI 6 1814 — The LifeYou Give

Charlie Parker *VIII 29 1920 / The Life You Give

Charlie Parker, born Charles Parker, Jr., also called Bird or Yardbird, on August 29, 1920, in Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A., is the alto saxophonist, composer, and bandleader, a lyric artist generally considered the greatest jazz saxophonist. Parker was the principal stimulus of the modern jazz idiom known as bebop, and—together with Louis Armstrong and Ornette… Continue reading Charlie Parker *VIII 29 1920 / The Life You Give

The little ghost who gifted Coltrane, Parker, Getz, Coleman, and Rollins

Antoine-Joseph Sax was born on this day in 1814, in Dinant (Netherlands, today Belgium) to Charles-Joseph Sax, and Marie-Joseph Masson, both instrument designers of traditional instruments.  Adolphe, as he was called, began making his own instruments, entering two flutes and a clarinet into a competition by the age of 15. Subsequently he studied both instruments,… Continue reading The little ghost who gifted Coltrane, Parker, Getz, Coleman, and Rollins