[Ads-l] Axe as musical instrument

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 23 04:57:33 UTC 2015

OED and HDAS have axe/ax as a musical instrument (saxophone) from 1955.
Listed in Billboard 3/23/1946 p 33 is the single by Kai Winding (Savoy 590) "Grab Your Axe, Max".  From the description, the title may be referring to jazz muscian Winding's instrument, a trombone. 		 	   		  
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