Serious Straight-Ahead Jazz Mouthpiece – Not too Dark, Not Too Bright – Just Right.
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 subtone. Good intonation is essential in a Soprano saxophone mouthpiece and Studio Jazz delivers excellent intonation across the range of the Soprano.
What makes the Studio Jazz Soprano Better for Jazz?
A full sound and better projection while maintaining a beautiful Soprano sax sound are the benefits of the Studio Jazz Soprano Mouthpiece. In Jazz, the Soprano 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 Soprano.
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 than 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.