Gearhead: Mindi Abair Stays Unattached

When pumping her high-wire solos to the crowd, this Grammy-nominated sax virtuoso cuts the cord

Eddie Daniels Signature Series Ligature

Eddie DanielsWhen instrument maker RS Berkeley teamed with Daniels (to whom JT gave an Overdue Ovation in September 2018) to create his signature ligature, their goal was to provide “a greater sense of balanced overtones and warmth in tone.” According to the company, the innovation making this possible is an air channel design that changes the ligature’s pressure against the reed. Available for B-flat clarinet and soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones, the Eddie Daniels Signature Ligature comes in Carbon Fiber and Gold Series versions.


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.