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How Rahsaan Roland Kirk Modified Jazz

An examination of the saxophonist's use of the stritch and manzello, and a look at new instruments and gear on the market

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D’Addario LokNobLockdown Sound

You dial in the perfect sound in rehearsal, pack up, and get to the gig to find that your knobs are … well … not where you thought you left them. You vow to write the settings down, indicate your place with tape, grab a wax pencil and mark the sweet spot—or you can just lock the knob into position. The D’Addario LokNob series includes a range of retro-fit knobs in various sizes, materials, and finishes for amplifiers, effects, synths, and more. D’Addario says “the knobs stay put until you want to change them.” Now that makes sense.

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Emile Menasché

Musician, journalist, and author Emile Menasché has composed soundtracks for Oscar- and Emmy-nominated documentaries. He is jealous that his dog Hudson gets more attention from passersby whenever they’re seen in public together.