Saturday, February 9, 2008

U Waste - The Joy of Sax

Below is one of the greatest musical pieces ever heard, John Coltrane's take on the simple Rogers and Hammerstein tune, "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music." How 'Trane took this c-major children's folk melody and turned it into a mystical, eastern hymn is unknown and amazing.

But in keeping with insanity of what passes for science and academics, physicists at the University of new South Wales in Sydney have been studying how saxophone players make noise.

Public money pays for this.

Revel in Coltrane and others. Don't try this at home and don't try to understand the mechanics of how it is done.

Unless you're an academic with time and public money on your hands.

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