A big and husky saxophone sound, strong in the low range, is the spirit and backbone of the Chicago sound - historically, one of the great cities for...Click To Read More About This Product
A pro quality tenor with sultry tone and smooth action.
A big and husky saxophone sound, strong in the low range, is the spirit and backbone of the Chicago sound - historically, one of the great cities for jazz development. The Allora Chicago Jazz Series Saxophones keep this tradition alive with their big bells, dark finish, and dark sound. These are sure to be a jazz and big band favorite for years to come.
Dark gold lacquer finished body, neck, and bell
85% red brass body
Rolled tone holes
Double arms on low C, B, Bb
Hand engraved bow & bell
Includes professional style case, mouthpiece, cap and ligature, care products
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Comments about Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone:
I purchased the Chicago jazz alto a few months ago First of all, I was really surprised by the quality of the case. The sax looked really nice, I liked the dark gold color. It was packed so well it took me awhile to take out all the cork wedges. I tried a couple of riffs and jazz favorites of mine and it played great, no leaks at all. The only litle thing I didn't like, was the position of the neck strap ring which tended to twist the sax sideways, but got use to it.All in all, a great sax for the price.
Comments about Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone:
I want to give a little background prior to my review of the horn. I did a lot of research before deciding on purchasing the Allora Chicago Alto saxophone. I am very familiar with the company that makes this brand of horn, and I know of their history and respect their continuous quality improvements as I have witnessed over the years. I recently was in the market for a new Soprano, and I was in a local affiliated music shop and tested out several brands. The Allora Paris Soprano held in there in terms of quality, sound and key work with much more expensive horns I tested that day. It wasn't better, but I could not find a reason to spend 1-2k more for in my opinion a very comparable product. I purchased the instrument and have been pleased with it ever since. I have been working with my sons elementary band class as a volunteer. My only Alto is a straight alto which is a great sounding horn, but the issue was portability (so long!!) and also familiarity when demonstrating for the kids. So based on many YouTube videos, online forums and the known quality of the Allora brand, I decided on the Chicago Jazz. I couldn't be happier. Ok now the review!! Mouthpieces used Jody Jazz Jet 7*, and my very vintage Otto Link Tone Master 7* (will upgrade to a JJ DVNY in the future). I did not even try the stock mouthpiece (the facing was too small for me, but it looked ok) 1. The key work is very good as the horn has a similar feel to Yamaha action. The abalone finishes are a nice touch. 2. I do seem to like the rolled tone holes as it puts a nice spread on the sound (this is my first horn with rolled tone holes so the jury is still out for me). I was getting a big FAT sound from the lower registers and the high registers played very well. 3. I got a great Bright crisp sound with my Jet, and a nice Deep mellow tone with my Otto. So this horn seems to be able to hold its own for multi purposes. The video on this page featuring Dustin Yoes is very informative and gives a good feel of how this horn sounds. 4. This horn has extra bracing which I like as I feel it will add extra protection for the keys and has a nice rugged build feel as well. 5. The finish is a nice color and the hand engraving was very good (I will say the Allora Paris has more engraving, but that's all about looks and does not affect the playability). 6. The case is very nice. It is a hard plastic exterior and a form fitted interior which really cuts down on the size making the horn very easy to transport. The Case also comes with a lock and key set as well for added protection. I will note that you have to really decide what you want to bring with you in this case as the small pull out compartment barely fits my gear (Mouthpiece, neck strap, cork grease, sax swab, cleaning cloth and neck cleaner) Sounds like a lot, but that's about all you can fit in it. So overall, this horn is much cheaper than the Big four in price, offers an exceptional tone, great key work, nice features, appears very rugged, and comes with a very nice case. Really the only item I would suggest you consider adding is a mouthpiece that fits your playing style and desired sound. I hope this review was helpful and insightful. Sometimes the world of musical instruments gets very clouded and confusing when making decisions on what to buy. From my observations, this is a very well made horn that I would recommend to a friend, fellow player, etc.
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