Category Archives: Equipment Review

The Best Tenor Sax Mouthpiece In The WORLD

Over on my YouTube & Twitter channels I recently hosted a ‘Mouthpiece Shootout’ competition between eight different tenor saxophone mouthpieces.

The eight mouthpieces (not in order) were

  1. An original Otto Link HR Slant Sig (that I recorded What if Rupert Murdoch liked Jazz, #JazzTrio and Jazz Vespers )
  2. A copy of the above by Ed Pillinger
  3. My current vintage Otto Link Metal Super Tone Master 8*
  4. The SYOS ‘Dan Forshaw’ mouthpiece
  5. The SYOS ‘Tivon Pennicott’ mouthpiece
  6. The SYOS ‘Daro Behrooki’ mouthpiece
  7. ‘Standard’ Yanagisawa HR mouthpiece (the stock mouthpiece with the ‘WO’ series tenor saxophones)
  8. D’Addario Select Jazz HR Tenor Mouthpiece

D’Addario Select Jazz Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

I was thrilled to get my hands on the D’Addario Select Jazz Tenor Sax Mouthpiece last Friday and quite frankly I am BLOWN away by this mouthpiece.

D’Addario have already produced a Select Jazz Mouthpiece for the Alto Sax and they are very excited about what this Tenor Sax Mouthpiece is going to sound like. D’Addario artist Jeff Coffin has worked closely with D’Addario in the production of this mouthpiece and I have to say that all the work has certainly paid off.  This is ‘bang for buck’ one of the best mouthpieces I’ve played.

Roberto’s Winds Tenor Sax Reeds Review

Here is my Vlog review of the Roberto’s Winds Tenor Sax Reeds.

Roberto’s Winds are one of the leading music shops in New York. Their own brand reeds are designed on the older reeds that were knocking around in the 1960’s.

Sax Cases

Getting a good case for your saxophone is REALLY important. In this Vlog Episode I discuss my saxophone cases and why I opt for BAM Cabine Cases.