Eddie Daniels

Masters Series

Tenor models ‘OS’ / La Voce

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This special mouthpiece was designed by Aaron Drake in direct collaboration with renowned multi-instrumentalist Eddie Daniels. Daniels is an authoritative woodwind player, whose skill on the tenor saxophone is undisputed. Eddie demands a lot from his equipment and the Open Secret delivers.

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.Eddie Daniels is that rarest of rare musicians who is not only equally at home in both jazz and classical music, but excels at both with breathtaking virtuosity.


Expert testimony from the jazz world comes from the eminent jazz critic Leonard Feather, who said of Eddie, “It is a rare event in jazz where one man can all but reinvent an instrument bringing it to a new stage of revolution.”

From the classical side, Leonard Bernstein said “Eddie Daniels combines elegance and virtuosity in a way that makes me remember Arthur Rubenstein.

OS

The Open Secret

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The “OS” design incorporates a rollover baffle that transitions to a medium-large chamber. There is a moderate amount of under-cutting on the side walls.

The Drake OS Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece is designed specifically for players who feel more comfortable playing a closer, more manageable tip opening, but; still want to establish their personal tone quality, employ a full range of dynamics and add layers of color and nuance to their sound.

This, according to Daniels, IS the “Open Secret”.

“A beautiful, centered and flexible sound is best produced with a closer tip opening… with a mouthpiece that is easy to play.”

– Eddie Daniels.

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La Voce

My Voice

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Introducing the Eddie Daniels “La Voce” – a new model for Tenor. A clear, focused, and flexible tonal quality is the result of this original acoustic design. Exceptional control and responsiveness with great projection and the versatility to play any style of music. This is a rollover baffle design with a unique floor contour and medium chamber.

“My sound is about my voice……not only that, but the sound is my voice. So…the “La Voce” mouthpiece is, or enables the sound to become my voice. I think it has the flexibility to become your personal voice…with the closer facing for more subtle qualities and the larger tip opening for balls to the wall. Try it!! You will like it!” –

– Eddie Daniels

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