Weekend Extra: The Art Of The Held Note

From the Wikipedia entry about the saxophonist known as Kenny G: In 1997, Kenny G earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest note ever recorded on a saxophone. Kenny G held an E-flat for forty five minutes and 47 seconds in the Hopkins-Bright Auditorium (named after his two friends) at J&R Music World in New York City. What a treat that must have been. We'll have to settle for a minute and twenty seconds of A-flat from Harry Carney. The interested onlooker was … [Read more...]