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Vincent Herring
"The first time I heard about Alexander reeds, I assumed that they were just like all the rest...1 or 2 good ones in a box and if you were really lucky once in a while, you would come across a great sounding reed. Every time I would see Seamus Blake, we would talk shop and he kept telling me “The Alexander reeds are incredible!"
Finally decided to try one. The first one out of the box was the best sounding reed I had played in the past few years. I thought to myself, that must be the one special reed in the box. I played that first reed for about 2 weeks. I thought "Why not try my luck again?", and I have not played another brand of reed since. Alexander Reeds have 7 to 8 great reeds in a box.
Having a great sounding reed makes me practice longer and makes life more pleasurable. I have to say “The Alexander "DC" Alto saxophone reeds are the best sounding reeds I have ever played, and by far the most consistent."
When you think of the top Alto sax players on the scene today, the name Vincent Herring inevitably comes up. Starting with his touring in Lionel Hampton's big band, Vincent's great playing was soon recognized by the jazz world as he did a steady progression of gigs with some of its leading members or bands such as Nat Adderely, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, the Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, The Mingus Big Band, Roy Hargrove, Phil Wood's Sax Machine, and many more. In addition to this , he appeared as a special guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center and Jon Faddis and The Carnegie Hall Big Band.
And his music contributions go beyond this as he has been a leader in his own right, participating in almost every major jazz festival in the world as well as recording 14 CDs under his name and over 200 as a sideman. He has capped off this magnificent career by sharing his great knowledge of jazz and the saxophone at clinics given with students from both the US and Europe.
There is no question that Vincent Herring is among the strongest voices on the Alto saxophone. If you haven't had the opportunity to hear this alto player's alto player, we recommend that you do. He is quite busy covering the globe and we hope you get a chance to hear one of his performances.