For Adolphe Sax (200 Year Anniversary)
Annotation:With Dewey Redman on tenor and himself on alto, Coleman first laid the groundwork for his harmolodic theories here. One of his most enjoyable sessions, thought provoking and powerful.
Annotation:Considered a fusion group at the time, Elton Dean's sax work with the Softs allowed them to transcend that unfortunate tag. Mystical, whimsical and entirely British, the music of Soft Machine was at a peak in the years covered here.
Annotation:Ulrich Krieger is known for his extreme sax work with a wide variety of experimental musicians, even participating in Lou Reed's Metal Machine Trio. Here he tackles some of the more esoteric aspects of John Cage's catalog with glee.
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Two hundred years ago in 1814, Adolphe Sax was born in Belgium. He was an instrument maker/inventor by trade, who brought the world the saxophone. This is a list of recordings that stretch that instrument's voice, far and wide. Please check out our display in the music area on the second floor for more selections.