Strange embouchure of an early Jon Faddis

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  1. chet fan

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  2. Peter McNeill

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    Check his teeth.... you may find the answer.
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    BTW Nice clip, cool Jazz. Thanks

    And a later clip, his front teeth have had some work, but a similar embouchure working.

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  4. trickg

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    I find it interesting that he seems to anchor on his top lip.
     
  5. rowuk

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    It is not that strange at all. I just see a well trained face with an embouchure that works with shallow mouthpieces.
     
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    ya/// Faddis has a huge gap in his teeth! It must really accelerate the air?>
     
  8. rowuk

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    Nope, the lips are in front of those teeth and his aperature like every other trumpeter on the planet governs air flow. I would think that he articulates a bit differently.

    What is very well shown is that big lips have "NOTHING" to do with mouthpiece size. Look how "compressed" his embouchure is. When he plays, there is no indication how bi the lips are.
     

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