Yeah I quit the mouthpiece safari...I practiced the Rowuk circle of breath...I did some long tones...some god awful farty pedal tones...and slurs...Now I can produce lyrical phrasing and singing...Though my upper register is still a bit congested and airy I'm not working nearly as hard as I used to to achieve the upper register. It's getting better and better. I suppose now that I feel more comfortable again I should find a good instructor. Luckily there is a teacher in the area who is a classic Blue Note Jazz historian who does some mighyt mean transposing of the classics. His chops are good but I don't seem to be able to get ahold of him. I guess I'll have to go to the university and get in touch with him personally.