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I don't think Leo Wright is often mentioned on this forum and to be honest I haven't heard of him before. What a shame! (not really :))
However I decided to post this not because of my ignorance but because when watching a documentary about Dizzy I noticed that L.Wright plays an (alto?) sax with an almost or maybe even completely right angle of his sax neck. I initially thought he was playing a straight neck Conn C-Melody but then realized that would be unrealistic.
So what is his sax and is that a custom or stock neck?

Feel free to add anything else you like about Leo Wright so this post doesn't simply focus on this minor equipment detail.

In case the video time position is not automatically advanced to the episode featuring Leo's sax, go to starting at 5:10.

 

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I think its some kind of Conn with the microtuner and underslung octave key.
 

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I don't know what alto he plays and I'm normally not much into alto anyway, but Leo Wright is something special (one of my favourite alto players, together with Bird and Jacky McLean).

I really love his Bluesy work, check out his recordings with guitarist Kenny Burrell.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Talk_(Leo_Wright_album)

Some links to old SOTW threads about Leo:
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showt...Wright-s-Alto-Mouthpiece&highlight=leo+wright
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?143974-Leo-Wright-Alto-Sax-Master&highlight=leo+wright
https://forum.saxontheweb.net/showt...-Pori-Jazz-Festival-1972&highlight=leo+wright
 

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That neck is strange-looking.

He played with Dizzy in the early 1960s and at some point moved to Europe, permanently I think, and died in Vienna in 1991 according to Wikipedia.

He's one of four altoists on a great MPS album called Alto Summit (along with Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, and Pony Poindexter) that is definitely worth tracking down. He's great on there, though I like Lee's playing on that album best among the four of them.

There's a lot of info about him here: http://www.andrecondouant.de/inhalt/leow/leo.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyZi76d0swY
 

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6M underslung neck. The mouthpiece looks to have a long shank and and seems about half way on the cork.
 

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Over the years Leo Wright played a Conn 6M, an SML (both with a Selmer classic metal mouthpiece) and when I knew him, near the end of his life, a Selmer Mark VI with a Strathon mouthpiece.
 
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