Did you know that Sax from the word saxophone is someone’s last name?
On November 6, 1814, Belgian inventor and musician Antoine-Joseph “Adolphe” Sax was born. In 1842, he attached a clarinet mouthpiece to a brass creation and named it the saxophone. He patented the instrument four years later, hoping to employ his invention in orchestras and military bands. However, it took a while for the saxophone to be taken seriously by musicians. Two centuries later, the saxophone is a staple across multiple musical genres, from jazz combos to funk and dance bands.
In honour of this innovator’s birthday, we are dedicating our two-week sale to our jazz repertoire! With the focus being on the sax, prominent saxophonists such as Coleman Hawkins (a pioneer of this instrument in the jazz world) and Andy Hamilton (a pop-oriented saxophonist who worked with the likes of Corey Hart) are showcased. We can’t forget to highlight some Unidisc classics that feature sax solos such as The Box’s Closer Together and Glenn Medeiros’ Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love For You.
Enjoy 25% off on select titles below from October 25 until November 7!