Had to outrun (bike) the rain. Just barely made it.
I purchased this horn on James Moody’s birthday (March 26) in 1988. The funny thing is that I didn’t realize this was Moody’s birthday until more than a decade later. There are no accidents. The fact that Moody played a King is the primary reason I purchased the horn.
This horn is a monster! It’s circa 1953/54, with a silver, dual-socket neck and a bass bell. The legendary Johnny Griffin played the same vintage for an extended period.
I was considering selling this baby, as I craved “French” bore and modern ergonomics at the time. Thank God I listened to my “inner voice” and held on.
Long tones and consistent shedding are the answer.