The Legends Wise Axe: perfect for the high note player who wants to put more air through the horn while still maintaining a focused sound. This model is a modified version of the Legends Wise. It has the same rounded .560″ inside diameter rim with nice undercut and shallow drop V cup (similar to Bach F in depth). The throat has been opened up to a #26. The backbore is a Legends O, which is open, but not wide open. This allows the player to increase volume without losing focus. So go ahead, hot shot, play higher and louder! It might sound a little cocky, but when you’ve played with The Boss, like Alan Wise has, you’ve earned the right!
The Legendary Alan Wise was born in Loveland, Colorado. He began his trumpet career studying with Gil Garcia. Later, he went to Colorado State University and studied with the well respected Dr. Jacob Larson. Influenced by trumpet greats such as Bill Chase, Al Hirt and Doc Severinsen, the realization of Mr. Wise’s longtime dream was spending almost seven years touring with Maynard Ferguson.
For a real treat, check out this video of the legendary Alan Wise in the trumpet section performing with Maynard Ferguson: