Item #6791 Urban Sax: 30 Saxophones

Urban Sax: 30 Saxophones

Brussels: ABC et RTBF Bruxelles / Un Concert Crocodile, 1979. Offset. 22 ½ x 28 ¾ in. Very good, with light wear on bottom edge. Item #6791

Poster promoting an Urban Sax concert at the Halles de Scharbeek in Brussels, with an opening act “Reliquary for the Brave” by Marc Hérouet and J.L. Rasinfosse.

Urban Sax was an ensemble founded by Gilbert Artman, consisting of a massive amount of saxophones. This concert, for instance, advertises 30 saxophones. Exhibited in the bottom right hand side of the poster, the players wore silver-metallic full body suits topped with gas masks, their performance revolving around minimal repetitions yet constant sound.

The use of instruments to short-circuit the musical performance into a more direct expression of concept or feeling is intensively indebted to the free jazz tradition.

Price: $200.00