Re: good lead alto piece
How much brass do you have to compete with? Are you mic'd? My experience with lead alto suggests a sort of balancing act- tone vs. volume. The Johnny Hodges sound is truly a thing of beauty (I've been fortunate to hear it in person), but if you're being buried by 5 little Maynard Fergusons in the trumpet section.... I've had to use a metal Berg 90/1 in some situations. That being said, the Link is a really flexible piece that you can push pretty hard if you need to, and you can get one for a good price. I'd check one out.