Carl Raven is a freelance saxophonist and educator in Manchester, U.K.
He regularly performs and records with BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble 10:10, Manchester Camerata, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia and is a member of the acclaimed Apollo Saxophone Quartet.
As well as being a founder member of House of Bedlam new music ensemble, he currently records with the Odradek label and appears regularly on BBC radio 3.
Carl currently is saxophone tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and at Manchester University.
Photo credit: Michal Novak
The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.
Developed in collaboration with Gilles Tressos (Quatuor Hanabera), the 'Series III' baritone is a very well tuned instrument, rich in overtones, consistent over the whole register with fluid transfers.
This instrument with a warm tone 'unfolds' a centered, flexible and subtle sound, which suits each type of repertoire in the lineage of the 'Series III' saxophones.
Its perfectly mastered ergonomics gives an impression of stupendous agility unique to the baritone. It weighs 300 grammes less than the 'Series II'.