Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
fogie Adolphe Sax 's birthday-November 6 (12) RE: Adolphe Sax 's birthday-November 6 06 Nov 06

Anybody find pictures of what the earliest saxes looked like? I think they evolved in complexity as more paddles were added, and they are still evolving- an extra note here and there every so often. I consider them elaborate metal recorders.I went to Oxford and spent a couple of hours in the Bate musical museum- very interesting, they had a plastic "Charlie Parker" sax, but not much in the way of very early ones. There's a musical instrument shop in Shrewsbury called "Windband", and when I bought my first C-melody tenor ( a Wurlizer) I went into the workshop, and saw some really old instruments which seemed like hybrids between horns, and saxes, with very thin pipes, to attach probably something akin to a bassoon reed- fascinating how wind instruments have developed.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.