|01||20050326||20060408||Courtney Pine explores the history of an instrument created for the symphony orchestra, but which found its authentic voice in jazz.|
After its invention by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, the saxophone languished in obscurity until its fortunes were transformed by the genius of Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.
|02||20050402||20060415||With the Bebop revolution, the saxophone emerged as the most important front line instrument in jazz.|
|03 LAST||20050409||20060422||The saxophone was ideally suited to freeform jazz and its fluid stream of consciousness improvising.|
At the same time, by finding itself through jazz, the sax has now firmly established its voice in popular music and culture.