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Monday, 8 May 2017

Femi Kuti breaks a record but not the world record for the longest single note on a Saxophone

 

Today, reports emerged that  Nigerian music legend, Femi Kuti has set a new world record at the New Afrikan Shrine on Sunday night.

However, it has been revealed that the son of late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, just nearly broke the world record for holding the longest note on a saxophone for 46 minutes 38 seconds.

Although it was announced that Femi Kuti broke the world record, he only broke legendary saxophonist, Kenny G’s record of 45 minutes 37 seconds. In 1997, Kenny G set a Guinness World Record for using circular breathing to sustain an E-Flat on a saxophone.

In February 2000 though, contemporary jazz player, Vann Burchfield set the new world record for holding one note for 47 minutes 5.5 seconds.



According to Burchfield, he still holds the record though the category has been cancelled by the Guinness World Record.






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