May 2010

May 13, 2010

Alfred’s Meet the Great Jazz Legends Alfred Publishing has re-released Meet the Great Jazz Legends, now available with a CD addition and lesson workbook. Dr. Ronald McCurdy illuminates stories about the lives, times, and music of great jazz musicians spanning the entire twentieth century, from early New Orleans jazz through the Golden Age of Swing […]

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March 2010

March 25, 2010

Bari Woodwind Synthetic Reeds Bari Woodwind Supplies adds two new strengths, medium hard (3.5-4.0) and medium soft (2.5 -3.0), to its synthetic composite reed line. Bari synthetic reeds come in two varieties: Bari Original which projects a clear, vibrant sound and Bari Star, which translates a warm and dark sound. Both Star and Original are […]

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2010, January

March 2, 2010

Le;gère Signature Series Tenor Sax ReedsLe;gère is now offering their Signature Series technology for the tenor sax. The new reeds feature a special material and profile and are said to capture color and expression. Le;gère reeds are available for all clarinets and saxophones. Ellsberry’s “L-35” Guitar LineEllsberry’s “L35” model line of guitars fit a […]

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2009, November

December 9, 2009

October 6 Dave Braham To Be Free [Random Act] Anouar Brahem Astounding Eyes of Rita [ECM] Jimmy Cobb Jazz In The Key of Blue [Chesky] Tim Quinlan Streetscape [Addo] Aldo Romano Corners [Phantom] Alex Terrier Roundtrip [Barking Cat] Trygghet Roundtrip [Barking Cat] Manuel Valera Two View [Atelier Music] Terry Vosbein Knoxville Jazz Orchestra – Progressive […]

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2009, November

SKB’s Cymbal SafeSKB’s new cymbal case, the 1SKB-CS22 Cymbal Safe is designed for transport of either cymbals in a gig bag or marching band cymbals that cannot be mounted on a spindle. The SKB Cymbal Safe is rotationally molded from Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE), offering high durability and strength. The 1SKB-CS22 is a roto-molded […]

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July 2009

September 14, 2009

Alaadeen’s The Rest of the StoryKansas City jazz master Ahmad Alaadeen has released his first jazz improvisation and history manual. Primarily known by his surname, Alaadeen, The Rest of the Story is presented in a simplified manner with easy to understand terms. Alaadeen’s methods are meant to help guide intermediate to advanced artists in finding […]

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May 2009

June 9, 2009

Hal Leonard’s New Releases from Bobby Owsinski and Dennis MoodyIn his new book, How to Make Your Band Sound Great, musician, producer, and engineer, Bobby Owsinski focuses on both the band as a whole and each individual player, and he offers information essential to bands in any genre of music. Owsinski covers everything from playing […]

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March 2009

March 18, 2009

Jazz Legends Endorse Hamilton StandsDrumming legends Jeff Hamilton and Lewis Nash now use Hamilton Stands’ KB225 and KB245 low mass, light weight cymbal stands. Weighing about 20 percent less than traditional stands of similar size, they are engineered using a U-channel design for the legs and braces to reduce weight. They also feature internally dampened […]

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November 2008

February 6, 2009

The Jazz EarThe Jazz Ear features discussions between music critic Ben Ratliff and jazz greats about recordings by the musicians who most influenced them. In the process, Ratliff coaxes out a profound understanding of the men and women themselves, the context of their work, and how jazz

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January 2009

January 22, 2009

Six New Titles from Berklee PressFunk/RB Guitar provides exercises and licks in notes and tab covering the styles of Kool and the Gang, Prince, James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Curtis Mayfield, and others. Guitarists will learn to play leads and build solos; use scales over funk/RB harmonies; create rhythm parts that […]

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