“Jody Espina has knocked it out of the park again with the new HR* CUSTOM DARK Tenor mouthpiece. After establishing a stellar classical saxophone mouthpiece division using his proprietary CHR Chedeville rubber, he has now used the rubber for a jazz tenor saxophone mouthpiece for the first time. When played softly, it reminds me strongly of the sound of Stan Getz. John Coltrane said “Let’s face it–we’d all sound like that if we could,” and who are we to argue with Trane? When you go for it in a big band or commercial setting, it will stand up to the brass and amplified instruments as well as any mouthpiece out there. I don’t know of any other mouthpiece that can inhabit both those worlds so well. The Chedeville classical mouthpieces Jody designed have made a clean sweep on my Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Baritone, and I told him the HR* CUSTOM DARKS will do the same for my jazz setups. Bravo, Jody, and keep ’em coming!” “The JodyJazz HR* Soprano 5* mouthpiece allows for the rich warm tonal center that pleases me on all single reed mouthpieces, and just adds that slight edge that allows us to cut through the brass when playing with large ensembles. In my opinion the Soprano should never be strident and should have a contained ringing tone (like ALL musical instruments, including the human voice.) The JodyJazz HR* allows for that with great intonation, and can also provide incredible projection. The key to projection is tone, and it is also the key to “in-tone-ation!” All of Jody’s mouthpieces provide a great big tone, and the HR* line can also provide gentleness and beauty.” “The JodyJazz POWER RING is a work of genius. The heavy mass of the ligature lends incredibly rich resonance to the tone, …
“My GIANT/POWER RING setup is the best mouthpiece/ligature combination I’ve ever played on, without question. I love the depth and versatility of tone I can achieve with the setup, especially the overtones that are present. It’s amazingly and immediately responsive, in every register, and at any volume. I never thought I could achieve the sound that’s in my head, and with my new gear from JODY JAZZ, I’m getting closer every day”.
“Thank you for creating such a great mouthpiece! Really loving it — kind of a new lease on playing!”
“The DV series offers great design and great craftsmanship. For any style of music, the sound range is very beautiful. I love the hand work and the finish, I can say the same about the POWER RING Ligature.” “You can play both jazz and funk with the HR* series and the altissimo is excellent without having to overblow. Take care of your mouthpiece because each one is hand-crafted…..a beautiful and great mouthpiece”
“I love my new JodyJazz Super Jet Tenor and Jet Baritone mouthpieces. Whether it be a ballad or a funk tune, or a roaring big band jazz tenor or baritone solo, these mouthpieces give me great tone, power, and control. Intonation is superb. Theses mouthpieces, depending on what reed is used, will give you a spectrum of great sounds from which to choose. That is truly remarkable for one mouthpiece. The JodyJazz Power Ring Ligatures are also totally awesome. I play a great variety of music, from straight ahead and contemporary jazz to rock/blues/country and studio as well as symphonic work. These mouthpieces suit my every need.” Steve Wilkerson
“The Super JET Tenor 8* is so off the hook and great! If you think you’ve got one of the greatest metal pieces ever, you do!” “The freedom of expression and ability to let me create the sound I hear in my mind is paramount with JodyJazz mouthpieces. Quality and professionalism all go hand in hand to make these world class mouthpieces.”
“As soon as I played the JodyJazz Super Jet Alto for the first time, I knew immediately it was the best mouthpiece I have ever had. It has a great tone and is easy to blow even high register. Mr. Jody you’re always right, JodyJazz Mouthpiece “Made by player for players”. I can confidently say that JodyJazz is “world class quality” mouthpiece.”
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