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The Devil’s Horn: The Story of the Saxophone, from Noisy Novelty to King of Cool by Michael Segell

Michael Segell’s compelling and artfully written book chronicles the history of Adolphe Sax’s visionary invention while examining its mesmerizing appeal over time to players and listeners alike. Stemming from his own fascination with the instrument–the author is also an amateur saxophonist–The Devil’s Horn takes readers on a fascinating, circuitous journey from Sax’s struggles throughout his life with gaining acceptance for his creation to its ultimate place of hipness in the jazz world.

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