Jazzwise September

HR* CUSTOM DARK Alto – Sept 2020



Jeff Kashiwa on the HR* CUSTOM DARK Alto and Tenor

“The JodyJazz HR* CUSTOM DARK mouthpieces for tenor and alto have the sound I’ve been wanting for years. In the past I have played the Jody Jazz DV 7* tenor and DV 7 alto metal mouthpieces. They are great pieces, but I have been wanting the ability to go even darker, richer and warmer with my tone particularly in the studio and on straight ahead jazz gigs. The HR* CUSTOM DARK mouthpieces have a perfect balance of responsiveness and even resistance through the entire range of the horn through the altissimo. Most importantly they produce a warm yet detailed sound that is very inviting. Simply put, I love playing them!”



Mike Burton on the HR* CUSTOM DARK Alto

“I’ve been searching for an Alto mouthpiece to roll off some of the high end on my sound. The HR* Custom Dark is that mouthpiece. It gives me the perfect amount of resistance to focus my sound and it takes care of those unwanted high frequencies.”



Michael Burton

“The JodyJazz HR 8 is the perfect mouthpiece for me. It allows me to play evenly throughout the entire range of the horn, and consistency creates the tone that I desire to have. I have one for my alto and my tenor. Thanks Jody!”



Jeff Kashiwa

“Every sax player searches for the ultimate mouthpiece. Over the years I have collected a shoe box full of them! My search ended when I tried the Jody Jazz DV Tenor 7* for my tenor sax. I’m able to control the pitch and tonal center from altissimo down to low Bb. It has all the the projection and power I need for contemporary music with the warmth and control that a jazz balled requires. Jody, thanks for ending my search!” “The JodyJazz HR* CUSTOM DARK mouthpieces for tenor and alto have the sound I’ve been wanting for years. In the past I have played the Jody Jazz DV 7* tenor and DV 7 alto metal mouthpieces. They are great pieces, but I have been wanting the ability to go even darker, richer and warmer with my tone particularly in the studio and on straight ahead jazz gigs. The HR* CUSTOM DARK mouthpieces have a perfect balance of responsiveness and even resistance through the entire range of the horn through the altissimo. Most importantly they produce a warm yet detailed sound that is very inviting. Simply put, I love playing them!”