I just received this mouthpiece in the mail today. It is a metal Otto Link alto saxophone that was refaced by Freddie Gregory. Like I mentioned on some other posts, you can’t go wrong with anything Freddie Gregory worked on. I won it on Ebay and the seller said it plays great with a huge fat warm sound! It plays great and is very easy to blow, but I don’t think I would describe it as fat and warm. It makes me lean towards a David Sanborn type alto saxophone style. I use to have a mouthpiece like this years ago. I might record another clip with more of a straight ahead sound and see how it sounds on that. I think this piece would sound killer on a pop gig with some reverb added. It has a nice resonance to the sound. I think it’s pretty cool.
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.