Phil-Tone Aurora .078 Alto Mouthpiece

I received my Phil-Tone Aurora alto mouthpiece from Philip Engleman.  Phil is known as Sigmund451 on SOTW (that’s Sax on the Web).  I was impressed with the mouthpiece just like I was with his tenor piece.  I just slapped a reed on it and it played great.  It has some nice volume to it and a great lead alto type sound.  One of those pieces with a big full sound with loads of power when pushed.

It reminds me of a Meyer type piece with more power to it.  I’ve played piece like this before but I always felt like they were too bright.  This Phil-tone Aurora mouthpiece isn’t in my opinion.  Check out the recording and let me know what you think.  Great job Phil.  I’ll probably be ordering one soon. (Phil can be contacted at: ). Listen………


Disclosure: I have not received any compensation or products for writing this review. I am borrowing this mouthpiece from Phil Engleman who was kind enough to let me borrow it. Regardless, I only review mouthpieces and other saxophone related products that I enjoy and believe will be a good choice for other saxophone players to try also.    Steve Neff
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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 David Erato says

    Just found your website today, I dig your work.

    What kind of horn (alto) are you using?

    I’m looking for a good lead alto type piece to pair with my black nickel Keilwerth. My Ponzol M2 100 facing just doesn’t allow my sound to sit on top of the section.

  2. Avatar Martyn Wood-Bevan says

    I am surprised at the low rating for this piece. It is my favourite Alto piece and is great with my Ref54, Marc Jean ligature and Rigotti Gold 2.5 reeds. I would easily give it a 4 1/2 out of 5. It has genuine flexibility and a confident sound with depth and power. My favourite Jazz mouthpiece at time of going to press!

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