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Since I heard Garbarek live back in 86 he has been my personal saxophone hero.
Beyond his setup, which has been discussed in several other threads, I would love to hear what the experienced players in this fórum have to say about his tone production and embouchure.
What I see is a relatively tucked out lower lip ala Dexter Gordon and he seems to take in a lot of mouthpiece on the soprano. I figure that his tone quality (very vibrant, reedy sound with very clear articulation) requires a very loose embouchure. What do you guys think?
 

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Big fan of Jan's also since hearing him in that same mid 80's time period .

My name "Tryptykon" is actually a play on one of his album titles "Triptykon" which remains a favorite to this day .

I think most of what is happening with Jan's sound is coming first from what he hears in his mind.. then, what he does with his
oral cavity -- how he voices his notes to get his particular and very much signature timbral colorings .
 

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Tryptycon, thanks for reponding. Also, to my ears his intonation is one of the most perfect I have ever heard on the saxophone.
 
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