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Gigbag: October 2008

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Big B3 Book

Perfect for both the hardcore Hammond player and the curious listener in need of a good history lesson, Steve Lodder’s Classic Hammond Organ book (Backbeat) covers the must-know B3 masters in soul-jazz, R&B, psychedelia, prog, jam and beyond. The depth of this 160-page volume will astonish you: Jimmy Smith, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Shirley Scott, Billy Preston, Greg Allman, Keith Emerson, John Medeski, Sam Yahel and many, many more are woven into a coherent, chronological narrative anticipated by a chapter on the instrument’s technical underpinnings. All with archival photos, notated musical examples and a demonstration CD. $24.95.

Daniels’ Signature Models

Eddie Daniels, the master clarinetist and unsung saxophonist, receives from Leblanc two signature clarinet mouthpieces to complement his Rovner line of signature reeds. In an official press release, Daniels touts the ED1 model’s versatility, claiming it suitable for classical and jazz idioms, while the clarinetist says the more open-tipped ED2 boasts a gorgeous sound and fun playability.

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