Re: looking for a Getz sound
Hey everyone... My main influences are stan getz, sonny stitt and john coltrane. I know that for most of getz's life he played on an 8* metal otto link. He used a mk6 tenor and also, to get his sound you need to press your teeth onto the reed and dampen the rest of the reed with your lips. A link 7* would do the trick (just use a very thick reed such as a rico royal 4-5) Saying all of this, you still need the build and the persistance to get this to work. 6hrs of pracitise per day for about 6 years would get that type of embrichure working... Just that when you start out the reed squeeks when pressed against by your teeth... thats why stan always used to squeek on his earlier albums.