You can't blow it if you haven't lived it.
"Even if I could play like Wynton Marsalis, I wouldn't play like Wynton Marsalis."
Martin Committee (1956)
Connstellation 38B (1959)
LA Benge 3X (1970s)
Hans Hoyer G-10 Geyer Horn
I play trumpet and sax also...
trumpet is the main, sax is only for fun ...
If I play sax first, I can't play trumpet after for half an hour , until my embouchure comes back to normal - I mean that I feel my lips very weird in the trumpet mpc ... BUT ..there is a positive efect : holding the sax mpc tight it makes my chops stronger...like the pencil exercise. I realized that If I play sax daily , I have better endurance when I play trumpet. unfortunately , I do not play sax every day...not even weekly ...like I said, is just for fun .
Harrelson HT3 custom #1 bell #6 LP
Harrelson Summit One Art #4 lp & #11RX bell (arriving soon)
Harrelson modified 909 Flugel
1947 Martin Committee #3
1952 Olds Recording tpt (Los Angeles)
1992 Bach Stradivarius 180sML 43
Antoine Courtois 301 prestige C Tpt
Antoine Courtois 311 ML prestige Tpt
1969 Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax
1969 Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax
Yamaha YSS62 Soprano Sax
I use an Otto Link STM 8* on the alto saxophone and a Brancher J29TG on the tenor saxophone, reeds are about 3 and 3 1/2 strength, yes the saxophone needs more muscles, it doesn't mean the lips can't be flexible, you can talk, eat, kiss, lick... You can play !
Glenn Zotolla is another great trumpeter who also plays sax incredibly well. Glenn and his brother Bobby are both monster trumpeters. Their dad was Frank Zotolla who designed and manufactured really nice mouthpieces.
Doesn't James Morrison also play sax? A better question would be what doesn't James Morrison play?
Yes, he does.
Most important: Look sexy when you play that sax.
Practice as if you are the worst, play as if you are the best.
Yesterday night I ordered a Schilke 16, I hope I made the good choice, my lips are really too strong, so if you are a saxophonist I think it's better to use a bigger mouthpiece.
Now I really understand why thr sound didn't come properly from my cornet, there wasn't enough place for my lips.
When you can really breath, the throat can be a problem too, on the Bach 6 it's too thin and there is too much resistance it means the sound is too bright, I really hate thin bright sounds, I prefer strong dark sounds.
The 3C can be dark because of its throat, I hope the Schilke 16 will have the qualities I like.
Lionel, if it doesn't work out, have a look at the Stork mouthpieces.
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