Ever since his debut performance at Carnegie Hall, Eugene Rousseau has been an admired professional saxophonist. As a musician, he played throughout the world and had much to do with popularizing the saxophone. In fact he was the first musician to perform the saxophone as a solo instrument in numerous European cities. Rousseau's lengthy and prominent career included playing with such orchestras as the Prague Symphony, the BBC Orchestra, and the Santiago Philharmonic. Greatly involved with the development of the instrument, he not only set out to make his own mouthpieces but has also been the chief consultant for saxophones to the Yamaha Corporation since 1972.
E. Rousseau has developed mouthpieces which each type of player and instrument in mind. All of their mouthpieces undergo thorough testing and inspection to guarantee their exceptional quality. The classical mouthpieces in the Classic R Series are admired for their warm tone and great projection. These hard rubber mouthpieces are also available in the Classic RC Series for Alto Saxophones. The alto mouthpieces feature a slightly reshaped baffle and side walls and an improved lower register. Another addition to the classical line-up is the New Classic Series. These mouthpieces possess a specially designed chamber which produces an exceptionally controlled tone.
Among jazz mouthpieces, E. Rousseau has several models to choose from. His Studio Jazz Series mouthpieces have a traditional tonal center but generate more power and edge. The JDX series have a very unique wedged baffle which gives the sound greater projection and strength. The Jazz Metal mouthpieces are both edgy and warm. These special mouthpieces are 24 carat gold plated and have a high quality ligature and cap.
For equipping a classical or jazz saxophone, look no further than mouthpieces created by one of the most profound saxophonists, E. Rousseau.