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Today is Saxophone Day, how will you celebrate?

Asked by erichw1504 (26336 points ) November 6th, 2009

The Saxophone is a classical woodwind instrument. It is an essential instrument in jazz bands, symphonic bands, marching bands and more. It’s only fitting that this great instrument has a day of recognition all to its own.

How will you celebrate? Do you know how to play the saxophone or know anyone that does? Who’s your favorite saxophonist? Any good songs that feature the instrument?

Please share your saxophone memories with us all!

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mcbealer's avatar

My favorite all time saxophonist is the former sax player and founding member of the Dave Matthews Band, LeRoi Holloway Moore.

I played around on the sax in music class in high school, and although I never mastered it I did learn to play a couple of songs. Most of my music training is in theory and piano playing.

So it’s saxophone day, eh? Guess I’ll be cranking some DMB, and giving props to LeRoi!!

jonsblond's avatar

We have three alto sax players in my family. Me, my husband and our oldest son. I just might have to break out my sax tonight. I still have the one my parents bought me in the 7th grade. That was (gasp) 25 years ago It’s still in great shape!

Capt_Bloth's avatar

I was actually listening to Can as I came across this question. It’s neat there is a saxophone day.

wundayatta's avatar

While it’s not as bad as a clarinet, there are still times when a saxophonist is playing something that makes me want to claw my ears off.

But usually I like the music much better than that. I’ve rarely played with a saxophonist and I think it would be really a lot of fun. Especially with a musician who had a very sensitive touch. I’m not a big fan of loudness.

Darwin's avatar

My sister is a saxophonist. She took it up when we lived in Venezuela, and we had to get someone to bring her one from the US as none were to be had incountry. I still remember the day she got it and went outside to play it. The neighbors wanted to know when we got the cow.

She went on to play in an all-girl jazz band in Kansas City, but now she is a tenured English professor.

Mat74UK's avatar

I’ll drink to that!

galileogirl's avatar

I’ll enjoy as much sax as I can.

gailcalled's avatar

I’ll toot my own horn.

erichw1504's avatar

I’ll bang my own drum.

Darwin's avatar

You guys have a lot of brass.

erichw1504's avatar

That musician has a big brass!

shego's avatar

Is it really. I just love my fathers baritone sax. I can play it just a little bit. We can make music like KC and the Sunshine band. YAY!

mclaugh's avatar

by listening to some coltrane. =)

AstroChuck's avatar

By not playing a saxophone.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

I once played a wedding with an eclectic band: guitar, flute, bass, sax, and accordion.

tandra88's avatar

I won’t celebrate. I don’t like Saxophones.

CGreene262's avatar

Chris Greene, Chicago, Illinois. Check out the Chris Greene Quartet at http://www.chrisgreenejazz.com

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

I’ll listen to Henry Rollins, and some other great sax jazz.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

Where did all these arbitrary obervances come from?

Cruiser's avatar

I will listen to Dark Side of The Moon and relish Dick Parry’s amazing solo work there!

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