E. Rousseau SJ4 Studio Jazz Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece BRAND NEW
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Provides good edge and power but remains consistent with a solid tonal center that has a lot of bottom in the tone. Good response with an even scale in all registers and easy to play. The Studio Jazz Series delivers great response in the low register when playing soft (full tone) and in sub tone. Good intonation is a essential in an Alto saxophone mouthpiece and the Studio Jazz delivers excellent intonation across the range of the Alto.
A full sound and better projection while maintaining a beautiful Alto sax sound are the benefits of the Studio Jazz Alto Mouthpiece. In Jazz, the Alto has to cut through, but most straight ahead players don't want a sound that is too shrill and cutting. The sound of Wayne Shorter, John Coltrane and Branford Marsalis are some examples of the range of tone one might obtain from the Rousseau Studio Jazz Alto.
The wider tip openings of Jazz sax mouthpieces necessitate playing softer reeds than the reeds you play with a Classical sax mouthpiece. Also, in general, Jazz players are seeking a buzzier sound that the softer reed provides. Jazz mouthpieces are louder and brighter than Classical mouthpieces because of the smaller chamber of the Jazz mouthpieces. The larger tip opening of a Jazz mouthpiece also provides for some more volume of tone but mostly it assists in the bending of notes.