Alexander Superial I Jazz Tenor Mouthpiece
A new modern-day classic! This mouthpiece is the creation of professional saxophonist Tom Alexander, famous for bringing us his line of premium reeds. Having immersed himself in the field of jazz throughout his career as a player, Tom later collaborated with some of the world’s leading saxophonists including Joe Henderson, David Liebman, Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, Joshua Redman, Bob Berg, Branford Marsalis and more in conjunction with his reeds. Educated through many valuable experiences he had with these masters, Tom began to dream of embarking on a project to design what he felt might be a mouthpiece which could not only retain tonal qualities of great vintage pieces, but ones with more flexibility, versatility and better performance in present day playing situations.
This mouthpiece is capable of producing a large, focused sound from the bottom range and on up to altissimo, with greater punch and projection, an even scale and enhanced upper register. Its large chamber supports a full, rich, warm body in the tone, yet one achieved without tubbiness or stuffiness. It also generates a well-defined harmonic edge and balanced resistance. Further, the precise facings and the mouthpiece’s resonant shell allow a player to use a more open tip with ease and this gives the potential to create both a larger sound and a wider dynamic range.
The facing range is no. 7, 7*, 8, 8*, 9, 9*, 10 & 10* (favoured by Joe Lovano) and other facings may be available by special request. The Superial I Jazz Tenor is milled from the finest-grade German hard rubber bar stock on 5-Axis CNC machinery which enables great precision from piece to piece. Each mouthpiece is machined and hand-finished in the U.S.A. and comes with a logo'd Midnight Blue velvet pouch. Its attractive box firmly nests the mouthpiece and also can function well for touring.
• Material: German Bar Rubber
• Made In: USA
• Chamber: Large
• Baffle: Rollover
• Ligature: Not included
• Manufacturing Method: CNC machined, using 5 axis technology
• Recommended for: Jazz Professionals
Prior to even receiving these pieces I had a sense of excitement and anticipation as to what they could bring to the table; this was borne of many email discussions with the main man, Tom Alexander, on the back-history and potential of this mouthpiece. I have to say, I love people in our industry who are totally passionate and dedicated to their subject and craft, and this is Tom Alexander in abundance!
When finally trying the first piece that arrived (tip 8) I was blown away with the quality. It produced a sumptuous, big, dark, expansive sound, reminiscent of the most classic sounds from a golden era of jazz. It felt to me like you could pick any note on the tenor and you were surrounded by a wall of fatness, which really gives you a platform to lay into the sound if you want to bring out the upper harmonics and more powerful side of the sound spectrum.
For me, this mouthpiece is most at home if you want to sit comfortably in that straight-ahead vibe, it’s as if it was born to produce beautiful jazz lines and phrases with a sound that I’m sure would perfectly meld into a jazz trio set-up with double bass!
In my many years of playing sax I’ve never come across a mouthpiece that is visually so stunning, with a beautiful swirling red marble finish and a uniquely ornate decorative collar! - Jim Cheek
“The Alexander Superial 1 Jazz tenor mouthpiece is full of warm, beautiful colors. I find it responds wonderfully within my wide dynamic range…Try it, it may change your life.” Joe Lovano – Frequent Down Beat Critic’s No.1 Tenor Saxophonist.
“Tom Alexander’s new piece responds perfectly in all registers and has the ability to immediately respond to dynamic and ongoing expressive nuances which are crucial to my style. The Alexander Superial 1 Tenor Mouthpiece is going to make history!!” Dave Liebman – NEA Jazz Master
“GREAT mouthpiece, Tom! The Superial I Tenor is a tremendous option for anyone looking for a full, deep, resonant sound throughout the entire range of the instrument. It plays wonderfully and consistently, and I highly recommend trying it!” Donny McCaslin – Steps Ahead, David Bowie Band
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