Finally… a newly built sax that plays like the future and sounds like the past in a very soulful way.”
Candy is a loyal Free Wind saxophone player. She first tried the prototype in November of 2010 during one of her performances. She was so taken by it that she decided to play it live on stage at that very same gig. Afterwards she became involved in the development and design of the horn. Her horn which she named “Louise” is by her side wherever music takes her.
The Free Wind alto is the most impressive new horn you can find. Beautiful evenness of sound and intonation, combined with real character. Congratulations Friso!”
Saxophonist/composer Will Vinson is quickly racking up one positive review after another. Be it his writing or live performance, his incredible talent, music and sound, all are highly respected by both arrived artists and jazz connoisseurs from coast to coast. Originally from London, Vinson is steadily building his name and fame from his current hometown New York.
From the softest to the loudest dynamic range, there is an immediate sensation of fullness and width to the sound. The low end is huge, extremely positive, the high register is fat and creamy and I’m finding more tonal flexibility and dynamic range in all registers. Wide skips are effortless, the altissimo is amazingly stable and the tuning is spot on.”
A household name for saxophonists worldwide, Bob Sheppard has done it all. Superstar names such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Perter Erskine, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder and many, many, many legends pack his world-class resume. For Bob the “Free Wind” alto sax plays like no other alto he has ever owned or play tested. In his own words: “A labor of love and commitment to a tradition of craftsmanship lost 50 years ago.”
Paul van der Feen:
The Free Wind Alto is definitely the one and only horn that keeps my 90.XXX series Selmer Mark VI at home and in its case. . . a ridiculously good sax!”
Paul was asked to give the prototype Free Wind Saxophone a trial run in the Metropole Orchestra. He was so enthusiastic that he immediately ordered one. From the moment it was finished Paul has played it ever since. And has so with great satisfaction.
This is the best saxophone I’ve ever played.”
Radovan has recently chosen to play on our Free Wind alto. And we are so very pleased with that. Playing solo, in collaboration or as a member and bandleader of Radovan Tariska Sextet you can find him on various stages throughout Europe. The Slovaks already awarded him ‘Jazzman of the year’ in 2002, he has stayed in the limelight ever since.