Légère Reeds are delighted to announce the release and immediate UK availability of their new American Cut reeds for Alto and Tenor saxophone.
Available exclusively through UK distributors Barnes & Mullins, Légère American Cut reeds are the culmination of a 6-year research project to advance Legere’s Signature Series technology and create a reed that answers the needs of the world’s most discerning jazz musicians.
From the very first note, American Cut reeds speak without hesitation. They are effortlessly free-blowing, responsive, colourful, and loaded with personality. Their unmistakable character is thanks to an entirely reinvented profile and heart, and a shorter and wider vamp. By drawing material from the edges toward the centre spine, they strike a harmonious balance of responsiveness and control. Ultra-fine edges allow unrestrained vibration rewarding the player with a clear low-register and vibrant altissimo.
American jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright states, “I wish I had a reed “exactly” like this one every time I applied it to my mouthpiece! It has the “buzz”, the edge, the projection, and the consistency up and down the alto sax.”
Using specially engineered and ‘oriented’ polypropylene to make both single and double reeds, Legere reeds offer several incredible benefits to players. They don’t require soaking and are therefore instantly ready-to-play and responsive right out of the box. Unlike many woodwind reeds, they are unaffected by weather, temperature, or humidity and offer excellent longevity.
The perfect reed choice for jazz players from absolute beginners to renowned masters, Légère American Cut Alto and Tenor sax reeds retail for £29.95 and £32.20 respectively and are available to order now from Barnes & Mullins. www.bandm.co.uk