Brian Powell Refaced NY Link 7*

This is a NY link that I won off ebay that was advertised as worked on by Theo Wanne.   I put my own baffle in it.  There is an earlier clip of it on here if you look with a description. I sent it off to Brian Powell and asked him to clean up the facing.  Before it played great but it had a stuffiness to it I didn’t like.  I could tell the facing and response could be better.  Brian did a great job.  The piece plays effortlessly but still has that big fat link sound to it.  I put 2 samples up.  One is a more R@B type sound which this piece would be good at without being really bright which I don’t really like.  I am very happy with this piece.  Let me know what you think.

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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for the last 30 years. He is the author of many effective jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site


  1. Avatar Roberto Iriarte says

    Hi Steve,

    Is this an old NY Link or one of the re-issue modern Links? I’d love to hear you do a side-by-side with the new models: STM NY, Vintage and New FL models.



    • Roberto, It’s just a modern NY Link. Probably from the 80’s or 90’s I would think. I still have this mouthpiece even after all these years.I was thinking of pulling it out and doing a more in-depth review of it……. Steve

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