Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Freedman View Post
Leon had a setup he discovered for himself when he was young. He would sneer, place the mouthpiece and then bring the upper lip down "gripping" the piece. Definitly not a smile but it worked for him and worked well enough to impress Walter Smith. I don't know who you talked to. Leon was a great player but had some personality issues and its very possible that the well respected pro was not as well respected as you think and jealous of Leon's sound and facility. In his time he was one of the greats. A first tier player in the New York studios. This is common knowledge, not just my opinion, so maybe you should investigate a little more before spouting second hand opinions from "well respected pros"
What he said! (Thanks, I forget to mention the "sneer")