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  • n. Plural form of sax.


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  • All of the instruments on 'Ghost In The Machine' were played by members of the band (including the overdubbed saxes, handled by Sting, a veteran on the horn for all of six months).

    Ghost In The Machine

  • The sound of the two saxes in the frontline is a beautiful thing, partly on a pair of amazingly lovely ballads, "Ask Me Now" and "Be Careful, It's My Heart."

    Bring the Noise, Bring the Monk

  • The room is dense with young musicians carrying instrument cases, or wearing their saxes around their neck, waiting to be called.

    After Midnight at Mona's

  • While some of the old parts remain (Bart still writes on the chalk board, Lisa still saxes her way out of music class, and Homer still throws radioactive material down his shirt) most of it has changed to catch up on 20-seasons worth of character additions.

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  • The trumpets and the saxes punched the final notes.


  • In the sunshine on Sunday, jazz stereotypes of shadowy monochrome characters blowing saxes in cellars were dispelled by kids turning cartwheels on the grass, while Hendrix-like guitar chords in the distance ripped through ragged horn sections, tampering cheerfully with Strauss's Thus Spake Zarathustra, and the silver-haired, the rainbow-haired and the no-haired picked their way through marquees, sunbathers and bands.

    Hugh Laurie at Cheltenham Jazz Festival - review

  • The music that Mr. Tchicai's sextet actually played had nothing to do with either Coltrane or "Ascension," but was a very well-turned sequence of tightly arranged chamber works for two saxes, violin, guitar, bass and drums in which the inner content was free jazz.

    A Last Weekend of Virtuosos and Visionaries

  • And then we get "Red," by Robert Fripp, which sounds like orchestrated heavy metal, with a heavy rock beat driving the four brass and three saxes.

    Russ Gershon's Wide Big-Band World

  • With his 21-piece orchestra, Mr. Payton is painting not just with his fingers but with a vast array of sonic tools, including five trumpets (in addition to himself as primary soloist), four trombones and five saxes (nearly all doubling various reeds), plus bass and drums, Latin percussion, guitar, and, unexpectedly, keyboardist Lawrence Fields playing mostly Fender Rhodes organ.

    Virtuosos in Solos, Duos and Trios

  • I got to be that guy as an adult, wearing a tux, snapping my fingers, with the real thing: saxes, trombones, trumpets, rhythm section, the whole works.

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