WNYC guest: Smackdown, The Sax

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WNYC Soundcheck, guest appearance
Sept 2010

Soundcheck talked with jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins last week about his memorable (and uncredited) performance on the Rolling Stones song “Waiting on a Friend.” But the sax blows hot and cold in pop music. For every “Walk on the Wild Side,” there’s a “You Belong to the City” lurking around the corner.

Today, we debate the role of sax in pop music. Guests include Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield and Time Out New York music writer Sophie Harris.