Department Members Recreate Vintage Saxophone Sound

Matthew Busch
Matthew Busch playing saxophone at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall in 2014. Photo by Alexandrea Lassiter/Copper Key Photo

A Bass Connections project lead by TUNL Research & Development Engineer Matthew Busch and Prof. Joshua Socolar has been featured in DukeToday. Busch and Socolar combined their teaching and research interests with a common love of jazz and the sounds produced by great saxophone players. Undergraduate researchers Gia Jadick (Physics '20) and Max Bartlett (Computer Science '20) made great progress in documenting the design and acoustic characteristics of vintage saxophone mouthpieces. Read "Conjuring Coltrane" here.