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Pianist Emanuel Ax Dazzles on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

You might know that Emanuel Ax is an expert at tickling the ivories. But did you also know that he's down with the details on Axe Body Spray? Last Saturday, Ax joined Peter Sagal, Carl Kasell and their comic cohorts on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, recorded at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center. Ax appeared on the program's "Not My Job" segment, part celebrity guest interview, part goofy multiple-choice quiz. Listen to the segment, above, to hear what Ax had to say about French fries and playing in the "Lizzie Borden" Trio  - and hear him sweat it out as Peter Sagal drills him on the subtleties of Axe Body Spray. And in case you still prefer the "serious" Emanuel Ax, here he is doing what he does best alongside the musicians of the New York Philharmonic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqFYdonZNFk