274 - The Surprisingly Weird History Of The Saxophone

The Saxophone is one of few widely used instruments invented by a single person (Adolphe Sax). And he lead a wild life! Multiple near death incidents, duels, death threats and an instrument that would change the world of music forever. Not to mention being banned by The Vatican, The Nazis and Stalin. This is the surprisingly weird history of the saxophone.


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