i walked around an outdoor art show today and was pleased to hear a melancholy sax playing familiar tunes. so I stopped to chat with the artist and we had a delightful conversation about his music, his life, and his sax. Turns out the sax is over thirty years old, and made by Yamaha. It maintains its tone, mellowness, and moody sound in his hands. it was owned originally by a friend of his, who when facing his own demise, put it in his friend’s hands for musical posterity.