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  • Meyer Bros New York Connoisseur Series Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Review
    by Steve on August 11, 2022 at 5:47 pm

    Today, I am reviewing two new Meyer Bros New York 7 and 8 Connoisseur series alto saxophone mouthpieces made by JJ Babbitt.  The Connoisseur Meyer Bros NY alto saxophone mouthpieces are advertised as being a reproduction of the original Meyer Bros New York alto saxophone mouthpiece that Cannonball Adderley played as described in this quote Read More…

  • Otto Link Tone Edge Early Babbitt Connoisseur Series Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review
    by Steve on July 30, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    Today, I am reviewing the new Otto Link Early Babbitt remake connoisseur series tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by JJ Babbitt.  The Connoisseur EB (Early Babbitt) tenor saxophone mouthpieces are advertised as being from the same molds as the original hard rubber Otto Link Early Babbitt tenor sax mouthpieces as described in this quote from the Read More…

  • Swingin’ Max Ionata “I Remember You” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription
    by Steve on July 13, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    Here is another swingin’ melody/solo by the great tenor saxophone player from Italy, Max Ionata.  I absolutely love this short rendition from Instagram of the melody of “I Remember You” with Max’s signature bebop lines weaved within the spaces.   Max Ionata plays with a perfect blend of hip jazz lines, crazy technique, a swingin’ time Read More…

  • Pat Martino’s Great Just Friends Guitar Solo Transcription Transposed for Saxophones
    by Steve on July 7, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    Here is a great transcription of the great guitarist, Pat Martino, soloing on the classic standard “Just Friends”.  This was in a file on my computer labeled “Solos to Transcribe”.  Usually, I put music in this file that peaks my interest and that I would like to dig in to at a later date.   After Read More…

  • Vermont Wooden Toy Factory Saxophone Mouthpiece Stand Review
    by Steve on July 1, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    A bunch of you have asked me about these beautiful wooden mouthpiece stands I have been using lately on social media.  They are made by a friend of mine up here in Vermont whose name is Pat Slater.  I met Pat at church one Sunday and as we were making small talk, I asked him Read More…

  • GetASax GS NEW YORK Meyer Bros NY Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Replica Review
    by Steve on June 30, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Today,  I am reviewing the GetASax GS NEW YORK Meyer Bros alto saxophone mouthpiece replica, that is an extremely precise copy of a Brian Curry’s favorite Meyer Bros New York alto saxophone mouthpiece. These cool white mouthpieces are made by Brian Curry at GetASax.com.  I have already reviewed the GetASax GS RESO tenor sax mouthpiece Read More…

  • Theo Wanne Gaia 4 Gold Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review
    by Steve on June 23, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Today, I am reviewing the new Gaia 4 gold tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne.  I have reviewed the original Gaia model many years ago and the hard rubber Gaia 3 and gold Gaia 3 in 2019.  I even posted a comparison review between the the hard rubber and gold Gaia 3 models as Read More…

  • One Ligature to Rule Them All? Roberto’s Winds Uovo Tenor Saxophone Ligature Review
    by Steve on June 17, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Today, I am reviewing the new Roberto’s Winds Uovo {woh-voh} tenor saxophone ligature for metal tenor saxophone mouthpieces.  The Uovo ligature is advertised by Roberto’s as being “the only tenor saxophone ligature designed to generate sympathetic resonance, enriching the harmonic palette to enable your very best sound.  It opens up, enriches, and projects its sound Read More…

  • Boston Sax Shop R-Series 7* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review
    by Steve on June 15, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Today, I am excited to be reviewing the new BSS (Boston Sax Shop) R-Series 7* tenor saxophone mouthpiece released by Jack Tyler at the Boston Sax Shop. Jack Tyler is the owner of Boston Sax Shop and has been my saxophone repairman for the last eight to nine years. I usually head down to Boston Read More…

  • Avel Sound Concept ASC Foehn Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review
    by Steve on June 14, 2022 at 5:15 pm

    Today, I am reviewing the Avel Sound Concept (ASC) Foehn model tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Max at Avel Sound Concept Mouthpieces.  These are really reasonable priced, quality hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpieces that, as you will soon hear, play incredibly well…..  The hard rubber ASC Foehn tenor sax mouthpiece I am reviewing today has Read More…