Interviewed By Claude Delangle
Marcel Mule was born on the 24th of June, 1901 in Aube, a small town in Normandy,
80 miles from Paris. Young Marcel was educated in the conventional academic manner
of the time and was expecting to pursue a teaching career.
The First World War disrupted his musical studies and in 1921 he was called to
serve in the Fifth Infantry, which necessitated a move to Paris. After military service,
he joined La Musique da la Garde de Republicaine and in the ensuing years, along
with his freelance career forged the sound and style which was to greatly influence
generations of saxophonists to come.
This was greatly facilitated through his being the first saxophone professor at the
Paris Conservatoire since Adolphe Sax left in 1870. He taught at the Conservatoire for
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