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Master Class

Big Band Arranging

Reinventing Stephen Foster’s ‘Beautiful Dreamer’

When thinking of material to arrange for big band, a song from 1865 might not be the first thing…


Toolshed Review

LP Peruvian Cajons

Resonant & Cutting


Toolshed Review

Yamaha Recording Custom Series

Updating a Classic Drum Kit


Pro Session

Bringing the Gospel to Jazz

A Misfit’s Theme

Toolshed: Gear Box
February 2018

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    Ring Power

    JodyJazz has expanded its selection of Power Ring Ligatures with soprano and baritone models for DV series mouthpieces. The Power Ring MS1 is designed for the DV Soprano mouthpiece, and the Power Ring MB1 is designed for the DV and DV NY Baritone mouthpieces. The Power Ring MB1 also fits the DV Bass mouthpiece for bass saxophone.


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    Hundreds of Tones

    The CT-X line of portable keyboards from Casio features Acoustic and Intelligent Multi Expression (AiX), the company’s next-generation sound source. Models include the CT-X700, CT-X800, CT-X3000 and CT-X5000, each offering a wide range of tones and rhythm patterns. The series offers a redesigned chassis in addition to enhanced speaker systems.


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    Record Like a Pro

    Roland’s handheld R-07 High Resolution Audio Recorder features multiple high-quality recording modes, as well as dual recording and hybrid limiting functions that ensure ideal audio capture. It includes Bluetooth for remote operation and audio streaming. The R-07 supports mono and stereo WAV recording at rates up to 24-bit/96kHz and MP3 recording at rates up to 320Kbps.


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    Have P.A., Will Travel

    Bose Professional’s S1 Pro is an all-in-one portable P.A., floor monitor and practice amp that can be set up in various positions depending on the application. An on-board three-channel mixer offers independent ToneMatch, reverb and EQ controls on two channels, with a third dedicated channel for either wired or wireless music sources. An optional rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows users to play music virtually anywhere for hours.


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    Warm & Balanced

    Ibanez’s full-hollow AF95FM features a flamed maple top, back and sides, with ivory binding on the body, headstock and fingerboard. A three-piece maple/mahogany set-in neck is fitted with an ebony fretboard featuring contrasting pearl block inlays. Jazz fans will recognize the Ibanez original Super 58 Custom pickups—the preferred pickup that George Benson, Pat Metheny and John Scofield have used in their own signature models to achieve warm, balanced articulation and immediate response.



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March 2018
Julian Lage
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