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september 2013


Line Blurred
Kawai’s latest hybrid piano, the CS10, blurs the line between acoustic and digital instruments. The new model’s cabinet is the same as the Kawai K2 upright piano. Classic lines, traditional leg and toe block design plus an authentic fallboard create a traditional appearance. The CS10 features Grand Feel action with extra-long wooden keys.
More info: kawaius.com


Larger Tenor Piece
JodyJazz has added a 9* tenor model to its DV CHI range of saxophone mouthpieces. The 9* model provides a larger facing and now offers the widest tip opening in the range, which allows for the movement of more air and adds fullness of tone and volume. The actual tip opening size of the DV CHI Tenor 9* mouthpiece is .125 inches. It joins the DV CHI Tenor 7 ( .101 inches), 7* ( .108 inches) and 8* ( .116 inches) models.
More info: jodyjazz.com


True Americana
Latin Percussion’s new LP Americana Series Groove Cajons are made in the United States from hand-selected, 9-ply, plantation-grown Baltic birch. Featuring an adjustable front plate and fixed snare wires in a slim design, the cajon offers rich, deep bass tones.
More info: lpmusic.com


Riding Solo
MXL’s Revelation Solo fixed cardioid pattern tube microphone features a 32mm gold-sputtered capsule, hand-selected EF86 tube and a dark violet and chrome finish. The microphone comes with an aluminum flight case, shock mount, Mogami cables and custom power supply.
More info: mxlmics.com


Hawk-Ear
Korg’s PitchHawk tuner features a newly designed clip and a high-contrast display, as well as an alert for over-winding the first string, an auto power-off function and a backup function to remember settings. The tuner’s compact clip has an ultra-tight grip.
More info: korg.com


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Jazz must not be the property of an elite few who possess a vast knowledge of the music’s history, performers, nuances and intricacies. But since jazz is a very advanced art form and has such a rich history, it’s important to have a grounding in this tradition to fully understand and appreciate what’s happening…   More

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