Just added a new page

The website is growing, right before your eyes.

We are adding a page called First Impressions, which is based on an informal seeding program we engaged in after NAMM this year. We're still getting responses, and as soon as we do we'll be posting them on this page.

Meanwhile thanks for John Patrick Douglas, Margaret Thornhill and Tom Leonard for shoring your opinions with us! 

Another month slips away . . . but Bravo's on the job.

Just so there's no mistake, the author of this blog is a working musician, so when you don't hear from me for a few weeks that means my calendar has filled up with gigs. I live in a coastal city in central California, and play a lot of alto saxophone and clarinet. That being the case, you're probably wondering what brand of reeds I'm using. 

Well, I've played almost all of them. It started with a rumor that Phil Woods got that great sound of his with La Voz reeds, which I then played for several years. I tried synthetics, found them to be expensive with sometimes an odd buzz. When I moved to Texas I tried a box of Rico Jazz Select Unfiled, 2H. I liked them, and there were way more giggable reeds per box, so I shifted over. Twelve years later I was still playing the 2Hs, along with Mitchell Lurie 3.5 clarinet reeds, when Bravo Reeds came into my life.

The last few weeks I've had the opportunity to try them out in a lot of situations, from ”serious“ music to Dixieland to big band lead alto, Bravo Reeds were up to every challenge I threw at them. Sometimes I'm in a section of as many as four other saxophonists, so I shared Bravo with them and found they were very receptive to the sound, the longevity, the price, and the lack of toxicity.

I will try to be a better blogger from now on, but just so you know, I'm out there playing, and when I play alto and clarinet, I play Bravo Reeds.  

Let the blogging begin.

The threads are beginning to come together into a fabric of sorts. Not that we're satisfied yet, but we do have a tremendous product here and we feel we owe it to our customers and to ourselves to have a first-class presentation.

First we set up our Facebook page, then we started in on this website. The third leg to the still will be a YouTube channel which will personalize reactions to our reeds by players of all levels. It's been too long that synthetic reeds have not lived up to their hype. We know that this product will live up to your expectations, that it is unlike any other reed available in the past or now, and we intend to make meeting players' expectations our goal.

Let the blogging begin.