Instruments & Gear

Jazz Scores and Analysis, Vol.1 by Richard Lawn features full annotated scores, analysis, lead sheet reduction, and interviews and much more. It is ideal for large ensemble jazz compositions by Vince Mendoza, Bob Mintzer, Jim McNeely, John Hollenbeck, Darcy James Argue and John Fedchock. $45 list price.

Decoding Afro-Cuban Jazz: The Music of Chucho Valdes and Irakere by Chucho Valdes and Rebeca Mauleon calls itself "the most authoritative guide to Afro-Cuban jazz ever published". Written by two masters of the genre, it includes scores and analysis of 11 of Chucho's best compositions. $34 list.  

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Instruments & Gear

The MA-2 electronic metronome performs all key functions of a standard metronome, this time with a larger display and enhanced volume for easier detection.

Read more: The MA-2 Electronic Metronome from KORG

Instruments & Gear

Daisy Rock’s 12 new guitar straps are made from select cotton with suede and leather ends, and come in a variety of pink, purple, and black two-tone swirls, checkerboards, and print patterns.

Read more: New Accessories from Daisy Rock

Instruments & Gear

The Rimpitch C2 from KORG is an evolution of KORG’s innovative acoustic guitar tuner, now in an even more compact package.

Read more: The Rimpitch C2 from KORG

Instruments & Gear

The New Winds of Change: The Evolution of the Contemporary American Wind Band/Ensemble and its Music by Frank L. Battisti is a new and expanded version of Winds of Change I & II, containing much new information about wind band/ensemble literature, important conferences, concerts, and events from the 19th century through 2015.

Read more: 'The New Winds of Change' from Hal Leonard

Instruments & Gear

The Las Vegas model, designed by famed Trumpet Artist, David Perrico, has an exclusive conical bore .460 at valve cluster to .470 beyond main tuning slide.

Read more: Phaeton Trumpet’s Las Vegas Model

Instruments & Gear

P. Mauriat’s PMT-75 Custom trumpet is the latest in its ever-expanding line of musical instruments.

Read more: The PMT-75 Custom Trumpet

Instruments & Gear

KHS America announces the release of the new Jupiter Sax Gig Strap JCM-SXNS01.

Read more: The New Jupiter Sax Gig Strap

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music’s much-anticipated addition to the Sound Innovations series, Sound Percussion for Individual or Group Instruction is now available.

Read more: Alfred Music’s 'Sound Percussion for Individual or Group Instruction'

Instruments & Gear

The success of the Henry Heller Sublimation Guitar Strap series has led to the release of seven new ukulele designs.

Read more: Henry Heller Sublimation Ukulele Straps

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