This is a new LAW mouthpiece I received in the mail yesterday from Mr. Waldron. I really dug this one and played it for awhile this morning.  The LCD stands for Large Chambered Dark but I don’t consider it a really “dark” piece.  It’s not as bright as the “Buzzer” or the “MCB” but it still has some kick to it when you push it. The thing I really like about it was how fat the sound is on it.

When I play it in my garage it just has this huge fat sound that fills the room up. I find that it gives me a sound that I can manipulate to play straight ahead or even the “smooth jazz” kind of sound if needed.  I think of Cannonball when I’m playing this piece. I like that I can really fill this one up with air big time.  As I listen to the recording it almost seems to have more of a tenor quality to the tone because it is bigger and deeper sounding.  Great job Lawrie.

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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. A great Cannonball recording I can recommend is the live album made in San Francisco by his quintet;
    …here are some songs with fantastic solo’s of Cannonball;

    This Here


    Spontanious Combustion

    One other favorite record of mine of Cannonball is “Know what I mean?” With superb solowork, this song is my most loved one.


    • Thanks Jeroen, That grooveshark site is great. I was listening to all these miles Davis recording I never heard before yesterday morning. I also love Cannonball’s San Francisco album……

  2. Your Welcome… :)))
    It is remarkable that this site is so unknown! There’s a lot Miles Davis on it! And it is a nice resource.
    I even put on it the final concert in Paris of Miles Davis, a few months later he died if I am correct. You can find it under the album name Black Devil & MIles Davis…(It’s a bootleg)

    Still I love your playing on all those mouthpieces!!


  3. Hey steve,

    you ever try one of morgan fry’s NYZ alto pieces? I listened to a clip of it and its killer! Real Cannonball sound with a bit of spread

  4. Its on Morgan’s site. He has sound clips on the right side of the page I believe. Real killer sound. The player is great, but I’ve been so curious as to getting that real cannonball sound. As I’m sure you know, Cannonball played a NY Meyer Bros piece, but his sound had no edge to it that I’ve noticed which is abnormal to these sorts of pieces. Whenever I look for “the Cannonball” sound I always end up with a nice Meyer piece that’s too bright up top or doesn’t have the fatness and power I like to it. The Morgan Fry piece fixes all these problems (as far as the recording tells me) with a beautiful bit of spread at the end of each note that adds a little flavor to it in my opinion. If I did order one, I could just ask Fry to take the spread out.

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