This mouthpiece was designed in honor of the legendary Harry James. Mr. James was famous for his astonishing technical proficiency and lovely tone. He spent five decades delighting audiences performing with his big band, featuring stars like Frank Sinatra and Helen Forrest. His technical capabilities were truly legendary, as seen in his performances of songs such as “Flight of the Bumblebee” and “Two O’Clock Jump”.
The Legends HJ rim is rounded on the outside and sharp on the inside. It’s comfortable, but will support quick-tonguing motifs and technical runs. The rim and shallow double-cup are based on a scan of a Harry James signature mouthpiece. The throat is open (#27), with the Legends enhanced throat cylinder length. The backbore is a Legends Vegas, which has a nice balance of sizzle and core. The HJ is perfect for the player looking to perform extremely technical upper register pieces with ease, but without sacrificing tone quality in the middle and lower registers.
Legends Brass is in no way affiliated with Harry James or the estate of Harry James. All web links and videos found on this site are for educational and entertainment purposes only. No relationship between the two parties is implied. Legends Brass uses this information solely to honor the accomplishments and legacy of this great performing artist.