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.