This is the “Doc” Tenney Jazzmaster 7* tenor saxophone mouthpiece. A friend of mine on the internet was kind enough to send it to me so I could put a clip up of it. Mr. Tenney has quite the reputation for his mouthpiece work. I’ve had a few students that have played his pieces over the years and when I think of each one of them I think about how good their tone was. This mouthpiece takes some getting use to as most mouthpiece do . The baffle area is very low and straight down into the chamber. It looks like it continues right through the chamber right up until where the bore starts. There seems to be a very slight rollover right at the tip. I really like the low baffle. It seems to let you shape the sound to your choosing and I noticed that when I varied reeds on this mouthpiece it had a huge impact on the tone.
The reed I chose for this clip gave it a bit of a brighter sound but is still nice and rich sounding. I like a richer tone on the tenor saxophone. In general, when I played a 2 1/2 Java it was much brighter and when I played a 3 Java it was a bit darker and richer sounding. I preferred the 3’s. I will say that this piece does require a bit more air and support to fill up the horn. Some other piece I have played I just slapped on and played. When I put this one on I couldn’t get a lot of volume out of it but as I got used to it and blew more air through it it really started to open up and get some volume. I would love to take this mouthpiece on a jazz gig. Let me know what you think of the clip. Enjoy!