19 Let's Talk About Sax

19. Let’s Talk About Sax

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.

Featuring:

  • 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