"Alto #8 plays like butter. It's so easy and silky. From bottom to palm key notes, it's so smooth..."
- Charles Yu Gardena, CA
The JodyJazz “Classic” Alto Sax Mouthpiece is available in facings
5 - 9 in Classic Black and Sapphire Blue for $137. All JodyJazz
“Classic” Mouthpieces include Spoiler
and Deluxe Rovner (Dark) Ligature and Cap
with Deluxe Mouthpiece Pouch.
The JodyJazz “Classic” Alto Sax mouthpiece is a "free blowing" easy to play mouthpiece that captures the full range of tonal qualities of the instrument. The low register of the saxophone is full, round and strong, while the upper register is warm sounding, and in tune. In addition, the altissimo register responds extremely well on a JodyJazz “Classic”. The mouthpiece has a clean, focused sound with excellent projection, while maintaining extraordinary versatility. Excellent for lead alto, straight ahead jazz playing, and due to it's versatility, the JodyJazz blends nicely with a concert band or saxophone quartet.
For added brightness and volume, insert the spoiler and we feel that these mouthpieces can take on any job. From Smooth Jazz to screaming Big Band, Praise Music to Rock to Funk... The spoiler allows you to cut through with as much power and edge as you need while still maintaining the great tone of the JodyJazz Classic.
The JodyJazz Classic Alto is available in the following tip openings:
JodyJazz Classic Alto 5 = .072
JodyJazz Classic Alto 6 = .078
JodyJazz Classic Alto 7 = .083
JodyJazz Classic Alto 8 = .090
JodyJazz Classic Alto 9 = .100
JodyJazz “Classic” Mouthpieces are made of a proprietary polycarbonate alloy with a synthetic rubber mix– which is a high tech, expensive material. This is not like “ABS” plastic or any other kind of plastic material currently used for clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. In fact the material that makes the JodyJazz Classic mouthpiece is six times more expensive than that used in other plastic mouthpieces. The formula to our material, which is highly guarded secret, contains a certain amount of synthetic rubber which is a form of plastic that can be molded into parts that feel just like rubber. Because of the addition of the synthetic rubber, JodyJazz Classic Mouthpieces, produce the warm overtones that hard rubber mouthpieces can produce while allowing us to use the manufacturing process know as precision injection molding. Besides being able to flawlessly produce the intricate forms and curves of a clarinet or saxophone mouthpiece, injection molding allows us to achieve uniform cooling. As each mouthpiece is molded it is dropped into a huge vat of cool water insuring that each mouthpiece cools at the same rate. Cooling is critical in this type of manufacturing as well as in the manufacturing of hard rubber mouthpieces because if cooling occurs at different temperatures than the mouthpieces will have slightly different dimensions.
Every JodyJazz mouthpiece is hand finished to insure the absolute best quality. In addition, each mouthpiece is individually play tested by Jody Espina to insure a perfect seal with the reed and proper response throughout the range of the saxophone.
About the spoiler:
The Spoiler is a patented invention. It adds volume (projection)
and brightness to the mouthpiece. Spoilers consist of a wedge which
creates a higher baffle giving the mouthpiece a brighter more cutting
sound. Attached to the wedge is a small metal "reed" which actually
vibrates when air is blown into the mouthpiece. This vibration disturbs
the air stream causing more complex harmonics and creating more
volume. This device slips easily in or out of the mouthpiece. It's
like having two mouthpieces in one.
Pictured here is a spoiler for an ESP tenor
All JodyJazz Classic, and ESP models come with a spoiler. The metal
reed on the ESP spoilers are 24kt Gold plated and the metal reed
on the Classic spoilers are stainless steel. The spoiler is designed
only for JodyJazz Classic and ESP models and will not fit other