Otto Link Tone Edge Early Babbitt Connoisseur Series Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the new Otto Link Early Babbitt remake connoisseur series tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by JJ Babbitt.  The Connoisseur EB (Early Babbitt) tenor saxophone mouthpieces are advertised as being from the same molds as the original hard rubber Otto Link Early Babbitt tenor sax mouthpieces as described in this quote from the Read More…

Swingin’ Max Ionata “I Remember You” Tenor Sax Solo Transcription

Here is another swingin’ melody/solo by the great tenor saxophone player from Italy, Max Ionata.  I absolutely love this short rendition from Instagram of the melody of “I Remember You” with Max’s signature bebop lines weaved within the spaces.   Max Ionata plays with a perfect blend of hip jazz lines, crazy technique, a swingin’ time Read More…

Pat Martino’s Great Just Friends Guitar Solo Transcription Transposed for Saxophones

Here is a great transcription of the great guitarist, Pat Martino, soloing on the classic standard “Just Friends”.  This was in a file on my computer labeled “Solos to Transcribe”.  Usually, I put music in this file that peaks my interest and that I would like to dig in to at a later date.   After Read More…

Theo Wanne Gaia 4 Gold Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the new Gaia 4 gold tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne.  I have reviewed the original Gaia model many years ago and the hard rubber Gaia 3 and gold Gaia 3 in 2019.  I even posted a comparison review between the the hard rubber and gold Gaia 3 models as Read More…

Boston Sax Shop R-Series 7* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am excited to be reviewing the new BSS (Boston Sax Shop) R-Series 7* tenor saxophone mouthpiece released by Jack Tyler at the Boston Sax Shop. Jack Tyler is the owner of Boston Sax Shop and has been my saxophone repairman for the last eight to nine years. I usually head down to Boston Read More…

Avel Sound Concept ASC Foehn Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Avel Sound Concept (ASC) Foehn model tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Max at Avel Sound Concept Mouthpieces.  These are really reasonable priced, quality hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpieces that, as you will soon hear, play incredibly well…..  The hard rubber ASC Foehn tenor sax mouthpiece I am reviewing today has Read More…

Theo Wanne Lakshmi Gold Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am excited to be reviewing a brand new “top secret” tenor saxophone mouthpiece by Theo Wanne called the Lakshmi. This Lakshmi gold tenor saxophone mouthpiece has a 7*  tip opening and is being released here (Lakshmi page) by Theo Wanne at the same time as I am posting this review today.  I have Read More…

The SYOS Originals Smoky, Steady and Spark Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing and comparing three new SYOS Originals series tenor saxophone mouthpieces.  SYOS mouthpieces has released this new Originals SYOS line of tenor, alto and soprano saxophone mouthpieces to give saxophone players a simpler way to order a quality saxophone mouthpiece at a more affordable price point.  I have already reviewed the SYOS Read More…

Johannes Gerber Vintage Slant 7* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece 2022 Review

Today, I am reviewing a Johannes Gerber Vintage Slant 7* tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Johannes Gerber mouthpieces.  I first reviewed a Johannes Gerber Vintage Slant tenor mouthpiece here over 12 years ago.  I was incredibly impressed with Johannes Gerber’s craftsmanship 12 years ago when I first played the Gerber Vintage Slant tenor saxophone mouthpiece Read More…

Theo Wanne Durga 5 Gold Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Durga 5 gold tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne.  Last year, I reviewed Theo Wanne’s darkest tenor saxophone mouthpiece which is the Ambika 3 (Ambika 3 Review), as well as Theo Wanne’s brightest tenor saxophone mouthpiece called the Shiva 3 (Shiva 3 Review). The Durga 5 is ranked second Read More…

Drake FG (Freddie Gregory) Model Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a Drake FG (Freddie Gregory) model 8 tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Aaron Drake at Drake mouthpieces.  This Drake FG model tenor saxophone mouthpiece was inspired by a Freddie Gregory  hard rubber tenor sax mouthpiece that Jeff Coffin plays and that Aaron Drake did some work on. Aaron told me that Read More…

Doug Webb’s Monumental Performance of El Cerdo Gordo with 150+ Instruments

Wow!   I’m almost speechless after watching this video of saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Doug Webb’s performance on El Cerdo Gordo by Ladd McIntosh.   Doug plays over 150+ instruments on this video.  Many of which I have never seen before or knew existed.  This is such a monumental undertaking and I can’t even begin to comprehend the Read More…

Eye-Opening Boston Sax Shop Heritage Tenor Saxophone Neck Review

Today, I am excited to be reviewing the new BSS (Boston Sax Shop) Heritage tenor saxophone neck released by Jack Tyler at the Boston Sax Shop.   Jack had told me about this new BSS Heritage tenor sax neck a number of years ago and although I am a bit tentative to add another variable to Read More…

Mike Tucker Swingin’ One Chorus Confirmation Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is another transcription of a great Mike Tucker tenor saxophone solo that Mike posted on Instagram a few days ago. This is a short but sweet one chorus solo on the changes to the tune “Confirmation” by Charlie Parker. I can’t resist transcribing these short solos as I can do them pretty quickly and Read More…

Chris Potter’s Incredible Scrapple from the Apple Tenor Saxophone Solo Transcription

Here is another great tenor saxophone solo by the always amazing, Chris Potter. If you are a tenor sax player, you probably know who Chris Potter is.  I first heard of him during the early 2000’s when a fellow musician told me about Chris’s amazing sax playing.   I have been listening to him ever since…….. Read More…

Theo Wanne Shiva 3 Gold Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Shiva 3 gold tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne.  I just reviewed Theo Wanne’s darkest tenor sax mouthpiece which is the Ambika 3 (Ambika 3 Review), so today, I thought I would jump to the complete opposite end of the saxophone tone spectrum and review Theo Wanne’s brightest tenor Read More…

Macsax Jalapeño ATX Gold Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing a beautifully crafted Macsax Jalapeño 8* tenor saxophone mouthpiece.  I was contacted by Jeff Gjertsen at Macsax earlier this year and asked if I would be willing to review the brand new Macsax Jalapeño tenor saxophone mouthpiece.  Of course, I was super excited to try this beautiful tenor sax mouthpiece as Read More…

Theo Wanne Ambika 3 Gold Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today, I am reviewing the Ambika 3 7* gold tenor saxophone mouthpiece made by Theo Wanne.  I reviewed the first version of the hard rubber Theo Wanne Ambika tenor saxophone mouthpiece over ten years ago when it first came out and am excited to be able to now review this new third version of the Read More…

Battle of the Two Tuckers-Eternal Triangle-Tucker Antell and Mike Tucker Full 17 Page Solo Transcription

I am incredibly excited to share this full 17 page transcription in Bb of Mike Tucker and Tucker Antell taking absolutely ridiculous tenor sax solos over the tune “The Eternal Triangle”.  I had started this transcription over two years ago and gotten four choruses into it when I got distracted with other matters.  Luckily,  a Read More…

GetASax GS SLANT 7* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Review

Today,  I am reviewing the GetASax GS SLANT model tenor saxophone mouthpiece, that is a replica of a great playing, original facing, 7* Florida Otto Link Slant Signature tenor saxophone mouthpiece. These cool white mouthpieces are made by Brian at GetASax.com.  I have already reviewed the GetASax GS RESO tenor sax mouthpiece as well as Read More…