The sax is back. This surprisingly funky reed keeps popping up in pop hits from Derulo to Grande. But where did the sax come from? And where did it go? Tighten your embouchure, because we journey to the center of sax in this week’s episode. Also, songs featured in this episode and other great sax tracks are in our Spotify Playlist.
*In this episode we incorrectly identified Mr. Sax’s home country as Germany (face palm). He was a native of Belgium. Our apologies to the Sax family.
Katie Perry – Last Friday Night
John Coltrane – Giant Steps
M83 – Midnight City
Bill Clinton on Arsenio Hall
Ariana Grande – Problem
Flo Rida – GDFR
WAR – Low Rider
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Gerry Rafferty – Baker Street
George Michael – Careless Whisper
George Gershwin – Rhapsody In Blue conducted by Leonard Bernstein
Jules Demersseman – Fantasie Sur On Theme Original
Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five – Muskrat Rumble
Fletcher Henderson – Stampede
Duke Ellington – Prélude To A Kiss
King Curtis – Sister Sadie
Sonny Rollings – St. Thomas
Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty
The Klezmer Lounge Band – Hava Nag ila
Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna – Bhajare Sriramam – Vakulabharanam
Sami Shawa – Jordan – Mawam Bayati
Selim Sesler & Orchester – Saniye’m
Spanish Tapas Bar, Vol. 2 – Malaguena
Balkan Beat Box – Hermetico
Fifth Harmony – Worth It
Too Many Zooz – To The Top
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
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