Gift Guide

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ONLINE JAZZ LESSONS FROM ARTISTWORKS


Use Code “BESTGIFT20” for 20% OFF a gift card for jazz lessons – and begin the making of a modern music career. Choose lessons with any one of these master Jazz artists: George Whitty, Jazz Piano; Martin Taylor, Jazz Guitar; John Patitucci, Jazz Bass; Andres Oberg, Jazz Guitar; Eric Marienthal, Jazz Saxophone; Chuck Loeb, Jazz Guitar. Buy now at:

artistworks.com

B&W STUDIO QUALITY SPEAKERS


The 802 D3 delivers pristine, high-performance sound in any environment. Its Diamond tweeter partners with a Continuum cone to ensure revealing natural sound that will leave you speechless.

bowers-wilkins.com

THE DEFINITIVE VINCE GUARALDI DELUXE VINYL BOX SET


Four 180-gram LPs containing 31 classic Guaraldi tunes, recorded between 1955-1966, at the height of his creative powers. Includes collectable poster, 16-page booklet of rarely seen photos, & much more.

www.concordmusic group.com

MICHAEL GIBBS/THE NDR BIG BAND PLAY A BILL FRISELL SET LIST


What happens when one of the greatest big bands, led by one of Bill Frisell’s oldest associates adds Frisell himself to the band? Magic!

www.cuneiformrecords.com

D’ADDARIO ALL NATURAL CORK GREASE


This premium cork grease is made with a unique blend that allows the cork to retain its natural structure longer and helps keep your instrument performing at its highest potential.

www.daddario.com/woodwinds

D’ADDARIO REED GUARDS


Our new reed guards offer a convenient, affordable storage solution designed to securely but gently hold any assortment of Bb and Eb clarinet reeds or soprano and alto saxophone reeds.

www.daddario.com/woodwinds

GIVE THE GIFT THAT CAN’T BE BEAT: DW DRUMWEAR


Being a drummer isn’t just about the music. It’s also a way of life. Walk to your own beat and wear your attitude on your sleeve. The fresh new line of DW DrumWear has arrived.

www.dwdrums.com

KEITH JARRETT: BARBER/BARTOK

KEITH JARRETT: CREATION




“What links these two releases is Jarrett’s virtuosity, rhythmic command and melodic sensitivity that serve him well as both an interpreter of notated music and a spontaneous improviser.” — Associated Press

www.facebook.com/ecmrecords

OTTO LINK VINTAGE BY JJ BABBITT


You asked for the playability and sound of the early Otto Links and we listened. With structural changes both inside and out “the sound” of yesteryear has been recaptured.

www.jjbabbitt.com

JODYJAZZ DV ALTO


One of the most popular Alto sax mouthpieces in the world, the JodyJazz DV Alto is the choice of leading sax players from Boston to Berlin and from Seoul to Sao Paulo. Handcrafted in the JodyJazz factory in Savannah, GA, the DV Alto is extraordinarily free-blowing delivering effortless power and projection with an unusually full tone.

www.Jodyjazz.com

KEN FRANCKLING’S “JAZZ IN THE KEY OF LIGHT”


Eighty of our Finest Jazz Musicians Speak for themselves. Classic photos by Ken Franckling with illuminating quotes from his interviews with the artists. Foreword by Newport Jazz Festival Producer

George Wein. Order this signed hardcover collectors’ item through:

Amazon

Ken Franckling’s blog

MACSAX UNVEILS NEW BOB SHEPPARD SERIES II SAX MOUTHPIECE


The new Bob Sheppard Series II signature mouthpieces are made to his exact specifications, with

unique chamber, baffle, and body configurations designed to produce a full, rich and complex sound. Hard rubber mouthpieces are available for both alto and tenor sax, in five facings from 6* through 8*.

macsax.com

TWO NEW HOLIDAY RELEASES FROM MCG JAZZ!




Joyful Jazz Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra with iconic vocalist Freddy Cole

The Hope Of Christmas New Holiday music from Ann Hampton Callaway with lyrics by William Schermerhorn

mcgjazz.org

SOUND LIKE JOE! PLAY LIKE JOE!


With the Joe Locke Vibe Mallet Series by Mike Balter you will sound just like Joe! Model 47R Quick Fly, articulate great for fast passages Model 48R Cross Over, well-rounded workhorse Model 49R Deep Tone, big full sound.

www.mikebalter.com

THE ONLY SAXOPHONE FOR ACCOMPLISHED & ASPIRING MUSICIANS


Don’t settle for a “VINTAGE COPY”… choose the only ‘real’ raw BRONZE/BRASS Professional Saxophone: DAKOTA, SDT-XR 92 Tenor or SDA-XR 82 Alto for exceptional performance and design. Unsurpassed intonation, sound projection and ideal response make this saxophone your best choice. $3,775.00/$3,975.00.

www.saxdakota.com

RADIAL HAFLER HA15


High performance analog headphone amplifier meticulously designed to produce Hafler’s legendary sound quality with sufficient gain to power any type of headphone. Compact, and ‘plug and play’ easy to use, the HA15 follows Hafler’s 50 year tradition of building the very finest audio products.

www.hafler.com

SEDO CHORD & MAJOR EARPHONES


Five models, each featuring a distinctive tonal “sweet spot” that will absolutely take your breath away. Jazz Major 7’13 earphones fully articulate the nuance and dyamics of jazz. Perfect companion for a smart phone.

“I love them! It’s like hearing my favorite music fresh again.” —Nil Jones, award-winning record producer and bass player.

sedoaudio.com

TONY CIMOROSI: HORIZON


“Tony Cimorosi turns in a first-rate CD full of great original compositions and burning playing.

I’m proud to be a part of it.”—Randy Brecker

Available at CDBABY and ITunes

www.tonycimorosi.com

VICKICK BEATERS™ DESIGNED FOR UNBEATABLE SOUND


VicKick Beaters™ deliver a sound you didn’t think was possible. Designed with sound quality as the number one priority, from the first beat you’ll hear a difference. In fleece and dual position felt and wood.

www.vicfirth.com

THE MUST-HAVE FOR EVERY DRUMMER


Universal Practice Tips from Vic Firth. Rubber tips that fit over virtually all drum set and concert sticks. Great for practice and creating interesting timbres on drums and cymbals. (Includes 2 pairs)

www.vicfirth.com

LEGENDARY SOUND, LEGENDARY ARTISTS FROM YAMAHA


Yamaha legendary artists around the world have made invaluable contributions over the past 48 years to the research of sound and musicality of Yamaha drums. Creating the Absolute Hybrid Series, Yamaha’s respected designers and engineers conducted critical evaluations with over one hundred artists and recording engineers to create one of the most expressive drums in the world. Learn more about Yamaha Absolute Hybrid at

Yamaha

GIVE THE GIFT OF QUIET FROM ZILDJIAN


L80 Low Volume Cymbals deliver sounds up to 80% quieter than a traditional cymbal without losing the authentic Zildjian feel. They are ideal for practice rooms, lesson rooms, or low volume gigs.

www.zildjian.com