My Drake Mouthpiece

I have had the Drake NY Jazz mouthpiece for nearly two years. It has only been a few times I’ve been able to produce a good sound. Lately, maybe because a stronger embouchure, I have been getting better results.

Other factors include reed choice. Usually, I play on Vandoren Javas 2-1/2, red box. With this mouthpiece, Javas don’t seem to work well. In the recording above, I am using a Rico reed. I haven’t used them since I was in high school. I think I will have to give them another shot. The only reason I use Vandoren is because I played them in the Navy. I don’t even know how I got onto them. The Navy will provide you with whatever reed brands you desire.

Anyway, enjoy the recording.


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