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Few people today might imagine the controversial history of the saxophone. Watch Larry Weinstein's film to see why the pope once called it the "devil's horn"!
Nazis, communists, and the Catholic church banned and burned it. Players were jailed and even exiled. Created 175 years ago at the hands of a mad inventor, the saxophone's irresistible charms have led it to conquer all music genres. Interviewing some of the saxophone's most legendary players and detailing its astonishing and even violent history, Weinstein creates a documentary that will make audiences see the saxophone and its devotees in a whole new light.
Photo: Rob Lynd (The Sonics) © Larry Weinstein