Just A Little Something Saxy By Gerry Mulligan

As I mentioned in previous articles, the mystique of saxophones has long been associated with sensuality and sexuality. Furthermore, it wasn’t uncommon to see albums of the mid-20th century use sexy women on the covers of saxophone recordings. The Bobby Dukoff albums Sax in Silk and Sax in Satin, are examples of what I’m talking about.  

However, both of these albums were done in the 1950s. In the 1960s fashion, and the society that it reflected, had changed. So too did album covers.

The 1962 album Saxy, by Gerry Mulligan, foreshadows the profound changes that are just around the corner.

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The era of overt sexuality is upon us… And it is indeed Saxy.

…this is just my blog. My “real” website is www.bassic-sax.info. If you’re looking for sax info, you should check it out too.There’s lots there!

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Helen Kahlke is a professional horn player and sax teacher who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She plays soprano, alto, C melody, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.


  1. Fausto could produce the ultimate saxophone album cover – the girl on the front, and Fausto on the back.

  2. You did this post for me. Actually, no. You would have shown some of Fausto Papetti’s Album covers.

    • I’m sorry this has taken me so long to reply to. But with all the construction going on around here, I just haven’t had the time necessary to do this search justice. This afternoon I finally found a few quite moments and discovered the perfect album cover for you Gandalfe. A true Fausto Papetti classic album cover that I’m sure you’re gonna’ love… Enjoy my friend, enjoy… 😉 😆

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