This is a hard rubber otto link I bought on ebay. It was advertised as being worked on by John Reilly and had a 5* facing on it. It played well but was a little too closed for me. I sent it to Brian Powell and had him reface it to a .080 which is my preference on alto. It came with a box that has a Florida address on it so I assume it’s one of those straight sig mouthpieces that came from Florida after the slant signature production stopped. It plays great lots of power to it and a nice roll over baffle for some extra edge when needed. This one of the brighter HR links that I have played.
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Steve Neff has been playing and teaching saxophone and jazz improvisation around the New England area for over 30 years. He is the author of many best selling jazz improvisation methods as well as founding the popular jazz video lesson site Neffmusic.com.
when you sent this piece to Brian, did he do anything other than open it up? I’m considering sending a piece to Reilly because I LOVE the sound you have on this piece
He just opened it up.
I’m sorry to bug you so much about pieces; you just seem to know so much!
I’m really wondering what piece you’ve played that you felt was closest to the Phil Woods sort of vibe. I just listened to Mr. Woods play The Summer Knows and THE SOUND IS DRIVING ME INSANE! I love Woods!
I would probably say the Aizen was the closest to the Phil Woods type sound for me.