Steve Turre introduced the conch shells to jazz in 1981. David Redfern/Referns/Getty Images hide caption

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Steve Turre In Concert On JazzSet 12/31/99

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Hans Reichel's daxophone is a block of wood that changes the vibration frequency of a wooden blade inside another block with contact microphones. Above, the daxo tongues. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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