“All I can say is the HR* 7m I recently purchased is the best playing mouthpiece I own. I have several very good mouthpieces and they all play reasonably well, but nothing I have ever played blows as easy with as gorgeous a tone as my new HR*. I also bought the power ring ligature. It is a fantastic combination. Frankly, I would love to have a DV, but I am retired and I watch my budget. I also have every intention of buying an HR* 5* for my tenor along with the power ring ligature. I had written that I have a lung condition (COPD) and the way this mouthpiece blows I don’t feel any restriction in my lungs. I had been playing on an Otto Link super Tone Master 5, a Vandoren AL4 Optimum, and a Meyer medium chamber with a Rovner ligature. After about 30 minutes I had to stop playing as I would run out of air and become dizzy. I have yet to have to stop with my HR*. I just keep playing and playing. All I have to say is a big thank you for coming up with such a fantastic mouthpiece.” Stuart Carlin – Douglasville, Ga.
“I have been using Jody Jazz HR 7m mouthpieces for Soprano and Alto Sax since I was 13 years old and haven’t looked.The Mouthpiece allows me to plays with flexibility around the horn and I can play any style.I love the warmth that it proved” -Benny Rubin Jr. Plays the Jody Jazz HR 7m
“My JodyJazz HR* Alto mouthpiece allows me to get the sound I’m looking for and it feels incredibly comfortable to play on. There are so many little details and nuances that I can only get on this mouthpiece. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”
Esdras Gallo on the JodyJazz HR* Alto 7M. Long ago I was looking for a sound for the alto sax that could reproduce the sound of a jazzy and pop tone in the same mouthpiece. It is amazing how this mouthpiece manages to darken the sound for a jazz music and also to explore a more aggressive sound for the pop style. I am extremely pleased with the result of the HR * Series. Esdras Gallo on the JodyJazz HR* Soprano 8*. I have a preference for a darker sound for the soprano sax and this mouthpiece does just that, it allows a sound without stridency and favors the most severe frequencies, at the same time brings a sophisticated and balanced sound in all octaves for the instrument. Congratulations Jody, your mouthpieces are “hors concours”.
“I enjoy playing JodyJazz mouthpieces because they allow me to play through the full range of the instrument without giving up my sound, projection or tone quality. It matters not whether I’m playing a lullaby to one of my daughters or trying to fill up a concert hall, this mouthpiece has me prepared for the task at hand. The low end is full and warm and the altissimo is precise and in tune; not shrill like some other pieces I’ve played in the past.”
“My JodyJazz DV NY Tenor 7* combines a full and elegant tone with powerful projection, which allows complete freedom of expression. It has an exceptionally free blowing response, on which I never have to strain to get the sound I want throughout the entire range of the instrument. A perfect match for my Selmer Balanced Action tenor.”
“Thank you Jody, for the great mouthpieces.” “I can play this mouthpiece for Jazz and pop equally as well. “
“Every so often I have gotten the itch to try a new/different mouthpiece. This usually happens when I find myself in my favorite music shop with a little too much time on my hands. Normally I try a few mouthpieces, shrug my shoulders and think “Nothing here really speaks to me, my piece plays just fine.” That was the story until Jody’s HR tenor mouthpiece appeared in the selection. This mouthpiece spoke to me loud, fat and clear. Not long after buying the tenor piece I replaced my alto refaced link with the JodyJazz HR* Alto and the The DV is the most expressive baritone mouthpiece I have ever had the pleasure of playing. Jody’s mouthpieces are stable, in tune, allow a huge dynamic range and give me the freedom to be very expressive with my sound. Now the only reason to go to the shop is to get the horn tweaked and chat a bit.”
“The DV CHI might be silver plated but Jody Espina struck gold with this one. It has such clarity in sound it fills up the room in HD quality. The DV CHI is history in the making. I don’t know how Jody can continue to make such outstanding mouthpieces. Each mouthpiece is wonderful. The DV is so cutting edge you can really scream on it. The DV NY has such a mellow tone and sounds beautiful on a ballad. Then you have the DV CHI which is a cross of the two so get the best of both worlds. Chicago is known for having such a robust sound and the DV CHI has truly captured the Chicago spirit.” “The moment I played the DV soprano I knew that this was the best mouthpiece out. I have been searching for a mouthpiece that would be perfect for my Orlando soprano and I found it. I have played the same alto mouthpiece for 15 years and after playing the HR Alto and DVNY alto I cannot picture playing anything else. This is the best mouthpieces out by far. Playing these mouthpieces you will feel exactly how Trane felt when he played his link. But I think if Jody Espina was designing mouthpieces then he would have been playing the JodyJazz mouthpiece. Don’t let it pass you by.”