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June 2014 Sax Trivia Contest


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Rebecca Owens from Spirit Lake, IA US

Contest background

This famous tenor man was most well known as an early pioneer of the R&B tenor saxophone. His iconic solo on a Decca recording with Lionel Hampton in 1942 launched him to stardom. He continued to develop his style of playing throughout the 1940's. His bluesy style was a big show case for the wild honky low end of the tenor as well as its extreme upper register. Another distinct characteristic of this is his non-traditional doubling on bassoon. 

Contest Question

  Who is the tenor player and what jazz standard did he record on bassoon?    

Correct Answer

Illinois Jacquet, Round Midnight     

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