Rahsaan Roland Kirk was best known for being a blind jazz saxophonist who could play multiple wind instrument at once. Kirk played a number of musical instruments, mainly saxophones, clarinets and flutes. His primary instruments were tenor saxophone and two obscure saxophones: the stritch and the manzello. Kirk modified these instruments himself to accommodate his simultaneous playing technique. The idea of playing more than one saxophone at the same time occurred to him in a dream and he set out to make it a reality.