So, more out of curiosity, I was wondering if anyone else here plays using a double lip embouchure on Saxophone, and why you started.
I play double lip on Alto, Soprano, and Bari, but single lip for Soprano. Note, I play tenor 90% of the time as far as saxophones go.
I started because a Detroit Saxophonist named Wendell Harrison played that way, and recommended I try it to round out, open up, and darken my sound. It took a while to develop strength, and even longer to develop full control, but I can't imagine creating my particular sound any other way.
Anyway, I have met more than a few others who play this way, and two of my major teachers happened to play this way as well. I also find it interesting, because I've found a lot of people I've met came through it by way of the legendary Alvin Batiste...anyone here fit that description ?
addendum: I googled this topic, and noticed I posted a similar thing in 2004...I wonder if the the double-embouchure population has grown since then or not, lol.
addendum +1: I noticed a similar (but old, dead) thread in the tone producing forum. Let's try not to devolve into that similar, usual internet forum spitting match. I am interested in hearing from users of this embouchure, and why you use it. Even more interested if you studied with Alvin Batiste or another of his students (Branford Marsalis, Donald Harrison, Wess Anderson, Vincent York, etc...).