Theo Wanne is a great mouthpiece technician. Cats have been using him for years for custom work. I just discovered his mouthpieces and they're pretty amazing. I started using the Durga for bari a few months ago and I'm knocked out. I've been playing the same Lawton hard rubber mouthpiece since 1982. I even have a brand new 7*B spare in the case. For starters, this Durga just has more volume than the rubber Lawton. I used a metal Lawton for a few years with Buddy Rich, etc. and I needed that extra volume but the pitch and tone suffered some (for me). The Durga can take all you have and still maintain pitch and tone. Unlike the metal Lawton too, I can play subtone!! Also, the altissimo notes (or as someone called them barissimo) pop right out - much cleaner than my Lawton. I haven't played a big band gig since I got the Durga, but I'm really looking forward to that. Look out you fourth tenor man. My GAIA soprano mpc arrived a few weeks ago and I've used nothing else since.
Glenn has been a professional jazz saxophonist for over 30 years. After completing his
undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University in 1977, Glenn moved to New
York City, where he worked and recorded with The Buddy Rich Band,Lionel Hampton
Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra, Tito Puente, Machito, Bill Kirchner Nonet,
Bob Belden Ensemble, and scores of other jazz and latin-jazz groups.
Glenn recorded his first CD as a leader, the highly-reviewed Impasse, in 1984 for
Cadence Records. In 1988, Glenn began his association with Sunnyside Records with
the release of Elusive. Three more CDs with Sunnyside - Bittersweet, Blue Porpoise
Avenue, and One Man’s Blues - as well as a recording for Timeless Records, Lee’s
Keys Please, followed in the next decade.
Glenn also appeared on over 25 jazz recordings as a sideman during this time. Glenn’s
CDs are featured in the Penguin Guide of Jazz and The Grammophone Guide to Good
Jazz, and he has also received a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and has
been featured in the DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll in the Baritone Saxophone
From 1991-2001 Glenn was an active member of the jazz community in Virginia,
Washington DC, and Baltimore. He performed numerous times at The Kennedy Center
and Blues Alley Jazz Club. In 1993 he recorded with pianist Bruce Hornsby on Harbor
Lights and joined Bruce’s band. With Bruce, he was featured on "VH1 Center Stage,"
"Austin City Limits" and "Arsenio Hall," and received a gold record for his playing and
arrangements on Harbor Lights. Glenn continues to record for Sunnyside Records and
leads an active touring schedule performing in clinics, concerts and clubs around the
world. Glenn is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Jazz at the University of Illinois in Urbana
and teaches Music Business and Jazz Pedagogy as well as leading combos and
teaching in the jazz saxophone studio.