Here is a horn with a ton of history! It was for many years owned and
played by Jerome Richardson who was literally part of jazz history (Mel
Lewis & Thad Jones big band, etc). After Jerome passed away, it was
owned by Jerry Dodgion, another top notch jazz player with an amazing
The horn is in perfect, gig ready physical condition. It has older pads
that look like they will have lots of life left in them. It is set up
with metal resonators and the action is fast and snappy. The pearls
have that wonderful worn-in feel and the horn just feels great under
The tone is rich and full bodied. Not as narrow and punchy as some Mark
VIses, but slightly wide and with a flexible and shapeable quality. It
comes from a slightly darker tonal point but has ample room for
expression and allows you to be bright and "cutting" when called for.
A rare piece of jazz history!
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