Lay for the Day 6th
Adolphe Sax was born in Dinant, Belgium on this day in 1814. He perfected
the modern bass clarinet at the age of 20, and went on to be the only
begetter of the saxophone family, which he developed in the 1840s.
The saxophonists in the drawing are not John Coltrane. They could be Paul
Dunmall and Jerry Underwood, or John Rangecroft. I suspect they might
even be Evan Parker and Trevor Watts, about 25 years ago.
world, that it was good,
thought it lacked somewhat
with the voice of a cow in heat
at midnight, dogs
in tops of trees.
metal vocal chord,
external larynx and mono-
man called Coltrane
making his humble
its hard-pressed servant,
was loud with love.
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