Re: WORKING ON A BIG,LUSH SOUND ON TENOR SAX
I've played some nice Conns of that vintage, and Bueschers also. Both can have a nice big sound (I think my Ref 36 has at least a big a sound, plus in tune, but thats me).
First, breath from your diapham- you need a good solid air support to get a big sound.
Second, repeat above!
After tha, a low baffle MP, with medium fully soaked reeds will make it easier (at least for me it does). Loosen your jaw, open your throat and think BIG. Listen to a bunch of Yusef Lateef and Dexter Gordon.