Didier Christophe plays alto saxophone...

(Pictures by Marie Photo Passion)

Setup: a vintage H. & A. Selmer USA "Bundy Special" alto sax
with its original neck, S.N. 51883,
made in Germany by
the Julius Keilwerth's factory in 1965
(stencil of the Julius Keilwerth "The New King" serie IV, a pro sax with rolled tone holes and without F sharp kee),
with an Otto Link "Florida USA" mouthpiece (opening 6) made in the late 1960's,
and Vandoren red Java reeds (2.5 or 3).

Comparison between 4 different metal mouthpieces!
All of them are played by Didier Christophe on his 1965 Keilwerth's stencil "Bundy Special" alto sax with Vandoren "red Java" reeds:

1.a) Otto Link "Florida U.S.A." Super Tone Master 6 (metal, late 60's), with its original Otto Link "Florida" ligature,
recorded on October 7th, 2018:
Stormy Weather (4:20)
There Will Never Be Another You (5:29)

1.b) Otto Link "Florida U.S.A." Super Tone Master 6 (metal, late 60's), with a BG "L12 SR" ligature,
recorded on October 7th, 2018:
Stormy Weather (4:17)
There Will Never Be Another You (5:29)

1.c) Otto Link "Florida U.S.A." Super Tone Master 6 (metal, late 60's), with a François Louis "Ultimate" ligature,
my favorite setup,
recorded on November 23rd, 2018:
Stormy Weather (4:22)
There Will Never Be Another You (5:28)
recorded on November 25th 2018:
Misty (5:10)
recorded on November 29th 2018:
Sugar (6:13)

2) Otto Link "Early Babbitt" Super Tone Master 5* (metal, 1975-1979), with its original Otto Link "Early Babbitt" ligature,
recorded on
April 3rd and 4th, 2017:
Stormy Weather (4:25)
There Will Never Be Another You (5:34)
My Shinning Hour (4:47)

3) Otto Link Super Tone Master 6 mouthpiece (metal, 2012), with its original Link "STM" ligature,
recorded on February 16th and 17th, 2017:
When Sunny Gets Blue (6:19)
Georgia On My Mind (4:13)
Tenderly (4:17)

4) Meyer metal J6 (metal, c. 2010), with its original Meyer "J" ligature,
recorded on
April 4th, 2017:
Stormy Weather (4:26)
There Will Never Be Another You (5:36)

Tunes & backing tracks from Jamey Aebersold Jazz play-a-longs and jazz books:
Vol. 44, Autumn Leaves (Niels Lan Doki, p; Christian Doki, b; Billy Hart, dms).
Vol 19, Sugar (Hank Marr, org; Jim Rupp, dm
s).

Recorded in Tulle (France), with a Zoom H4n recorder friendly supplied by Woïtek Skop.
"Special big thanks to Diane de Bournazel and Augustin Lavaud: through them, I was bitten by the sax bug!" D.C.

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