"What really makes the Free Wind Saxophone stand out,
is that it highlights your personality instead of its own."

Friso’s search for the best possible sound is never over. When he started building his Alto, he asked various artists for their opinion on the instrument. Amongst them saxophonists like Miguel Zenón, Chris Potter, Dick Oatts, Jaleel Shaw and of course Candy Dulfer. They all gave feedback at multiple stages of the design. Now, Friso has taken a further step with his new Tenor, working with artists like Joshua Redman, Chris Potter and Yuri Honing. It takes the acoustic qualities from the very best ‘classic’ tenors, while updating the scale and the ‘action’ (finger-board). Like its younger sister, the  Tenor is finished by hand and is both sonically and aesthetically a ‘must have’!

So the Free Wind Saxophones not only bundle Friso’s knowledge on sound and sax design, the development build on insights from A-list artists. Read their thoughts below or listen to a performance played on the Free Wind. If you’re as serious about sound as Friso is, you’ll appreciate his craftsmanship.

Free Wind Sound — Alto

Check out these clips from artists

Free Wind Sax talk
by Candy Dulfer

Free Wind Sax talk
by Will Vinson

Candy Dulfer
Ladies of Soul, 2017

Candy Dulfer
Dutch TV, 2019

Will Vinson
Smalls Jazz Club, NYC 2019

Miguel Zenón on Free Wind Alto at Bimhuis 2012

Chris Potter on Free Wind Alto
North Sea Jazz 2012

Candy Dulfer: Hey Now
ft. Printz Board

Andreas Varady Band
ft. Radovan Tariška, 2016

Miguel Zenón on Free Wind Alto at Bimhuis 2014

Jaleel Shaw on Free Wind Alto at Bimhuis 2011

Paul van der Feen
at North Sea Jazz 2011

Free Wind Sound – Tenor

Check out these clips from artists

An overview: testing by world-class players 2017-2019

Joshua Redman
Palatia Jazz, July 2019

Ben van Den Dungen
July 2020

Joshua Redman
Ronnie Scott’s, Nov 2017

Chris Potter
Bimhuis, 2017

Branford Marsalis
Jazz am See, July 2017

Branford Marsalis
Our shop, July 2017

Tony Lakatos
Frankfurt, May 2017

Joshua Redman
Mainz, May 2017