Definitions

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  • noun music A modified saxello, with an upturned bell.

Etymologies

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Used by Rahsaan Roland Kirk

Examples

  • Carefully feeling his way through the scraps, he came upon what he’d been looking for: the stritch (a neologism created by Kirk for the relatively rare Buescher alto sax) and the manzello (another term invented by Kirk), a saxello (B-flat soprano sax) which he then modified by enlarging the bell and changing the mouthpiece so he could fit all three in his mouth.

    Rahsaan as Orpheus

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