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 toggle caption Courtesy of the artist Take Five: A Jazz Sampler What The Heck Is That? Odd Instruments In Jazz WBGO February 1, 2010 Jazz is strange enough for some listeners. Dig a little deeper and it gets ever so bizarre. Some musicians take instruments from other traditions and make it their own. Some go for the big and bold. Others just invent. Hear the strange worlds of Cloud Chamber Bowls, the daxophone, mollusks and more.