Today marks the anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax (happy 198th birthday, Adolphe!).
Now, Adolphe Sax, as we all know, invented the saxophone. Which was a far better choice than its original name - the adolphone*.
And we thought we'd celebrate Sax's birth with two things. Firstly, with the video above - Sexy Sax Man. An oldie but a goodie, Sexy Sax Man (aka Sergio Flores) never fails to make us smile - and what better excuse than today to rewatch his very best moments, eh?
And secondly, we're celebrating it with our Spotify playlist below: 'The Joy Of Sax (Solos)'. Yes, you could listen to Cannonball Adderley's 'Somethin' Else' or John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme' (and we recommend you do). On the other hand, you could kick back and enjoy some of the finest, and often cheesiest, saxophone solos in (chiefly '70s and '80s) pop history. From Springsteen's big man Clarence Clemons to Sting's soprano player Branford Marsalis, here are some classic sax solos that are bound to get you rolling up your jacket sleeves and/or buying a yacht:
*may not be true