My wife, whose ears I trust, said that my sound is much fuller, richer, more powerful and resonant on this set up.
... but really folks... my wife said, " It sounds like a saxophone ".
I'll throw one in here:
I don't have that martin any more as I now have something I prefer, but it's one hell of an R & B horn.
Yeah, I'm far from a pro (weekend warrior) but I've got a few clips laying around:
Here's a short clip of me playing my The Martin....
not a tenor player but...
Great thread folks! Let's have some more Martin clips!!!!! Joey man...we want to see those babes!
Martin "Dick Stabile" Tenor: Barone Jazz 7*/GW7
"The spiritual life is built upon a commitment to truth telling and truth living. As master jazz musicians, [John Coltrane and Miles Davis] presented their spirituality within the reality of cool." --Farah Jasmine Griffen and Salim Washington
Here is some posts I wrote at CS forum. The players are all playing on Martins.
Other players that was on Martins: Earl Bostic, Art Pepper, Big Jay McNeely, Buddy Tate, Gene Ammons, J.T. Brown, Boots Randolph, Johnny Paris …. . Some of them later switched to other brands.
Art Pepper plays The Martin Tenor on "Gettin' Together"! This album he made with Miles Davis' rhythm section and Conte Candoli in the early 60's. There is a tune called "Bijou the Poodle" where he plays tenor. He also does play tenor on the two takes of the blues "Gettin' Together". So unique and so intense... It's great, soulfull jazz and absolutely a very distinctive, personal tenorsound. Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly and Conte Candoli helped in making this one of the best records ever.
Gonna be a couple of weeks until I get the Burlesque stuff up on video. But thanks, Rory.
Here's another one. I'm currenly working on my Diminished scales so bear with me on this one....enjoy!!
Hi, I bought a The Martin! Whoo, I'm quiet happy with it. So here's a first video. Just a mouthpiece comparison ...
The Jody Jazz sounds like a kazoo in comparison to the Link. Dump it.
Yes! A guy from my hometown (Berlin):
I recently picked up a "The Martin Tenor" from 1952. Boy Do I love it! Got a great deal on an "just overhauled" horn. I hear you can pick up a stencil for virtually nothing. They dont call them the poor mans mark VI for nothing. These horns are truly great with a feathery action. This is my first recorded song with this horn with the old "no namer" plastic mouthpiece that came with it, but I still think the quality of the horn shines thru. Not really a pro but here goes.