New jazz design for Paul Baron - characterized by a 29 throat, tight commercial backbore, and roughly an 8 rim.
Comments from Paul:
"The double A has a much more secure and larger slot. In fact, the whole range in general feels like it slots better and I feel like the accuracy is better as well. Notes seem to have a larger target and more secure center. The last thing I noticed is that I'm having to back off on volume a little to balance to the other players. That's a good thing as well since it feels like a more efficient blow and that I don't have to blow as hard and can let the mouthpiece do more of the work for me. All of this is noticeable since I've been playing the same show for a few weeks with the same players. Subtle changes that anyone does, whether it be playing a new mouthpiece, a new strength of reed, new mallets on the tympani, we have a strong three week reference to hear all the subtleties."
Since beginning his professional career nearly thirty years ago, Paul Baron has amassed an extensive list of credentials, and has become one of the busiest and most well respected lead and commercial trumpet players in Canada. A shortened list of credits include stints with Natalie Cole, Harry Connick Jr., Diana Krall, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lou Rawls, James Ingram, Patti Austin, Sheena Easton, Ray Charles, Barry Manilow, Bob Hope, Dionne Warwick, Wayne Newton, Steve Allen, Broadway Divas Patti LuPone and Chita Riviera, and many more. He has toured with The Temptations, Mary Wells, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, and has played for virtually all of the Motown groups from The Spinners to The Four Tops to The OJAYS. Recently, Paul performed the Gil Evans/Miles Davis suite of "Porgy and Bess" under the baton of the eminent jazz authority Gunther Schuller. His many recordings include Aerosmith (Grammy Award winning song), INXS, David Lee Roth, Skywalk, Powder Blues, and the Barenaked Ladies, as well as numerous movie and television soundtracks ("Mrs. Doubtfire", "Stargate SG1", "MacGyver", "Ace Ventura, Pet Detective", "First Daughter", "Lake Placid", "Airbud") and is heard on the tracks for the Calgary Stampede and Grey Cup celebrations as lead trumpet. In addition to these performances, Paul may be heard on hundreds of television and radio commercials, including McDonald's, Wendy's, Coke, Pepsi, Ford, Mazda, Toyota and Century 21, Flinstones Vitamins..."
Mouthpiece models include:
- Lead: A comfortable round rim with a diameter of about 0.625"-0.630", generous relief after the bite followed by a shallow cup and 28 throat.
- Studio: Same rim as the lead, but with a 27 throat.
- BC: Paul's rim, with our solid and warm BC cup, for all around legit gigs.
- Flugel: A very deep V-shape for that warm, velvety, sound.
- Piccolo: The piccolo is a great match using the same rim but has the warm lyrical sound one wants.