“Bill Clinton gets on Arsenio and plays the saxophone, and everyone says he is reaching out,” the civil rights leader said.
If Obama were to get on Arsenio and play the saxophone, he would be dismissed.
Plus, “The Edge of Glory” also incorporates a saxophone solo from Clarence Clemons, who died in June after suffering a stroke.
1851, from French saxophone, named for Antoine Joseph "Adolphe" Sax (1814-1894), Belgian instrument maker who devised it c.1840, + Greek -phonos "voiced, sounding." His father, Charles Joseph (1791-1865) invented the less popular saxhorn (1845). The surname is a spelling variant of Sachs, Sacks, literally "Saxon." Related: Saxophonist.