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Gear Check – May 2019

Jazzed Magazine • April/May 2019Gearcheck • May 8, 2019

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Print & Digital

The Stan Getz Omnibook from Hal Leonard

The Stan Getz Omnibook from Hal Leonard features 54 recorded solos from “The Sound,” whose illustrious career included five Grammy Awards, induction into the DownBeat Hall of Fame, and career collaborations with Oscar Peterson, Dizzy Gillespie, João Gilberto, and more. Songs include: “Desafinado,” “Garota De Ipanema,” “I Remember You,” “One Note Samba (Samba De Uma Nota So),” “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado),” “So Danco Samba,” and more. Editions are available for BH and C instruments.

The Excelcia Ensemble Series from Excelcia Publishing

The Excelcia Ensemble Series gives music educators pieces for new brass quintets, clarinet and saxophone quartets, and woodwind quintets. Addressing the critical need for high-quality, mid-level, small chamber literature, expert educational composers offer these newly-composed and arranged pieces, each engraved and with full score and reference recordings.Perfect for use at an adjudicated solo festival or recital, these 12 meticulously-edited pieces come in a variety of styles. Quartets are available for $12.99 and Quintets for $14.99.

Brass & Woodwind

B&S MBX Heritage Trumpet from Buffet Crampon

The B&S MBX Heritage Trumpet from Buffet Crampon features a quick responding and free-blowing leadpipe, along with a lightweight gold brass bell and several sets of weighted top and bottom caps to help customize the player’s specific style. The MBX Heritage comes in four finishes: the traditional clear lacquer and silver plating, as well as the unique “Vintage” surface treatment, or a brushed gold lacquer.

Conn-Selmer’s New Trumpet

Conn-Selmer’s C190SL229 Stradivarius C trumpet features a newly-designed #25 M leadpipe that provides stability of intonation and slotting of note, as well as a Vincent Bach “Symphonic Series” 1 ½ C mouthpiece, which is the most popular combination for a Bach C trumpet. The regular weight #229 yellow brass bell has focused projection with the ability to color the sound, and the two-piece valve casing offers better feedback to the player and more overtones in the sound. Includes a deluxe woodshell case.


New Reeds from D’Addario

The Reserve Evolution BH Clarinet Reeds are the thickest blank reed under the Reserve line that offers a roundness of sound, a heavy spine for increased projection, a thicker tip for enhanced articulation, and greater warmth and flexibility. Ideal for the advancing student and professional, the Reserve Evolution BH Clarinet Reeds are available now in half strengths from 2.5 to 5.0, with a special 3.5+ strength.  

Remo’s External Sub Muffl Bass Drum System

The new External Sub Muffl Bass Drum System from Remo is a bass drum dampening accessory that features a free-floating external design that works with all bass drum heads that do not have external dampening. Constructed with an external plastic profile and a slip-resistant dampening foam, the Sub Muffl allows the Drumhead full contact with the bearing edge, enabling the head and drum shell to maintain their full character of sound with additional attack and subsonic lows without frequency manipulation of glued on dampening profiles. The dampening sections slip in and out of the tray for easy adjustability in studio or live situations.

RS Berkeley’s Eddie Daniels Signature Series Ligature

Eddie Daniels Signature Series Ligature was designed in collaboration with the renowned jazz icon Daniels himself. Its innovative “air channel” design offers unique reed holding pressure points resulting in greater sense of balanced overtones and warmth in tone. The ligature is available in two versions, Carbon Fiber and Gold Series, and is available for clarinet, soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones.

Cases & Stands

Expanded Drum Racks from Pearl

In celebration of 35 years of pioneering the drum rack, Pearl’s ICON (short for Independent CONtrol,) Rack systems are being greatly expanded with a new selection of clamps and accessories. All new pre-configured single and three-sided rack packages and individual ICON components have been upgraded to include a rotating support foot. In addition, eight new accessory clamps have been developed for the slip-free ICON square rack rail and round support pipe, dramatically increasing the level of set-up flexibility and function variety.

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