BYU Saxophobians
  • Mar 13, 2012 6:00 am
  • 46:04 mins
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Saxophobia offers a rare glimpse at some of the most unusual saxophones ever made and pays tribute to some of the great jazz legends who contributed to the development of jazz and popularity of the sax.  In the early 1920s, Vaudeville shows were the hot ticket, and the saxophone was king. Over 100,000 saxophones were being sold each year, and instrument manufacturers were conjuring up extraordinary variations on Adolphe Sax's 1847 invention. Today, more than 150 years after its birth, the saxophone remains a strong force in many styles of music. Saxophobia presents an entertaining, rich history of the saxophone and the players who gave the sax its many voices.  Host: Tres Hatch  Performers: Jory Woodis, soprano sax; Justin Hammer, alto sax; Benjamin Nichols, tenor sax; Myles Lawrence, baritone sax;  Repertoire: PIAZZOLLA Histoire du tango: Bordel 1900; ALBENIZ Trois Pieces; GRAINGER Shepherd's Hey; CURTIS A Klezmer Wedding; MASLANKA Mountain Roads, Mvt. 1: Overture; WIEDOFT Saxophobia (arr. Jory Woodis) Follow Highway 89 on twitter @byuH89