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What "crap" mouthpiece? Halperin sounds great!
 

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Jimmy sounds great on anything but it's not his sound I love, it's what he plays.
Agreed. Beautiful, long flowing lines. Very melodic and a constant stream of great ideas.

And hey guys, please don't get me started on the current crazy state of affairs or the mods will kick me out of here...
 

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Interesting but it’s that odd thing with the rhythm section charging along and the guy sounds like he’s in the other room not listening to them.
The same thing I don’t like about the Tristano-Marsh-Konitz stuff.
To each their own.
 

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Interesting but it's that odd thing with the rhythm section charging along and the guy sounds like he's in the other room not listening to them.
The same thing I don't like about the Tristano-Marsh-Konitz stuff.
To each their own.
The Tristano school was amazing and underappreciated. I studied with Sal Mosca, another Tristanoite and it was an amazing experience. Not many people play as well as they did. They truly are improvising, no licks and that's very rare. Phil Barone
 

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I listened clear through once and I am not sure how I feel about his style. I do agree that he doesn't sound like everyone else, and that's really something these days.

I think I will give it a few more listens in different moods before deciding how much I like it.

At any rate, the fact that I want to study and re-listen to something quite different than the usual stereotyped alto styles, in itself says very clearly that he's really got something here. When I grew up you were supposed to develop your own individual sound and style - he's got that - unlike today when the vast majority of players, even name brand ones, sound just like each other.
 
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