This piece is a work of art. It was originally a 4* facing and I opened it to a 6** facing while retaining the original table and executing what I call a heart transplant, filling in the concave table (so-called French Curve). By doing this I avoided losing any more height on the facing from the table flattening that would have otherwise been required. The mouthpiece has not had the table reduced, nor has it had the tip shortened at all and I reached .097.
I also maintained a very original baffle and tip rail configuration. The piece plays exceptionally concisely with a very popping bebop articulation. The tone is characteristically thick as Slants are yet is also thrillingly compact with plenty of sizzle on top.