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Weird and Rare Saxophones

“This one time…at band camp…”

The summer before I entered my junior year of high school, I attended the New York Summer Music Festival where Dr. Paul Cohen is director of the Classical Saxophone Institute. Dr. Cohen is the owner of one of the world’s largest private collections of saxophones. Having the opportunity to learn about and try some of his rare and one-of-a-kind instruments stands out in my memory as a highlight of the Institute.

I recently came across a video of the U.S. Army Field Band Saxophone Section talking with Dr. Cohen (who grew a sweet goatee) and trying some of his instruments. Check it out for some saxophones that belong in a Dr. Seuss book! Which one do you want to play most?