Mouthpiece Cafe Bergonzi Slant Tenor Mouthpiece

Everything I’ve played of Brian Powell’s I’ve loved and this is no exception.  This is his new Bergonzi Slant model.  The Bergonzi Slant by Mouthpiece Cafe plays effortlessly and has a beautiful tone to it. I’ve never played a great slant but I’ve been told my Early Babbitt HR link plays like one.   I would say this Bergonzi Slant plays just as well as my EB link which is one of my favorite pieces.

For the sound clips I just played a simple “My Foolish Heart” and a bit of “Doxy”.  Check it out and let me know what you think. listen…​…..

My Foolish Heart Clip

Doxy Clip

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 25 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.

Comments

  1. Steve,

    Is this one of Brian’s hard rubber models or the resin models? I noticed he produces this mouthpiece in both materials and I just wondered which you were playing in the clip.

  2. This is the resin model. I tried these before they came out with the HR versions.

  3. Iain Ferguson says:

    Steve

    That mouthpiece has the most flexible sound of the lot.
    What tip opening was it and what type and strength of reed were you using?

  4. It was either a 2 1/2 or 3 Vandoren Java.

  5. rini from the SOTW says:

    I bought this mpc just recently, mainly because of the positive impression I got after carefully listening – countless times – to your mouthpiece clips on this site.
    It’s really a wonderful mouthpiece and is now my main piece. Thank you Steve.

  6. Phil Davidson says:

    Well took punt on an ebay HR 7* Bergonzi Slant supreme….Mouthpiece Cafe….a beast of a tone….just the best mouthpiece I’ve ever played….your notes and others decided me and its got the 60s Blue note tone….on a Yammy UL82Z….great piece its a keeper…

  7. That’s great to hear Phil! I love hearing about players finding their perfect mouthpiece. Makes what I am doing here that much more meaningful and personal. Thanks, Steve

  8. how would one tell if it was the hard rubber or resin model

  9. Philippe, Not sure? I usually have to ask the maker………

  10. Phil Davidson says:

    There is an R stamped on mine which I believe and have read somewhere equates to Rubber……. Obviously it could also = Resin but that isn’t what I found out….hope it is of some use🤔

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