Makes practice perfect
The Yamaha Silent Brass™ system is available for Cornet, Piccolo Trumpet,
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Alto Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium and Tuba.
On the road or at home, Yamaha’s revolutionary Silent Brass™ system lets you
practice wherever and whenever you want.
The lightweight, active muting system is hardly noticeable in use, and with the newly-designed,
pocket-sized Personal Studio, you can mix in audio accompaniments from CD and MP3 players. Built-in digital effects allow reverb to be added to re-create the ambience of a live performance
For perfection in practice, the new Yamaha Silent Brass™ system is unrivalled.
Visit us at yamaha-music.co.uk to hear more. Or maybe less. Contents February2009 Pages 22 – 24
Jazzwise Regulars 4-10 News Brecon jazz festival company goes bust… Courtney Pine wins CBE… RIP Freddie Hubbard… Matthew Bourne tours “lost piano” project and all the latest gossip from the world of jazz
13 The Way It Is Stuart Nicholson chastises the BBC for its dumbeddown approach to Radio Two
14 Jazz on film Avant garde film Les Stances à Sophie with music by the Art Ensemble of Chicago is this month’s choice
16-17 Taking Off Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and cellist Ayanna Witter-Johnson are the ones to watch
36-49 CD reviews 50 Books and DVDs 53 The Player Christian Garrick on his favourite instruments 54 Instrument reviews 56-58 Live reviews 60-63 Gig guide 64 Subscriptions Save money and grab a fantastic, free Nonesuch jazz CD 66 Letters Write in, have your say
18Tim Garland Saxophonist Garland unveils a new album by his Lighthouse Trio, joined for part of the album by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s Garland’s most ambitious project yet, says Stuart Nicholson 22-24Joshua Redman Most experimental project to date from the American saxophonist. Exclusive interview 26-29Courtney Pine A Sidney Bechet homage marks a new departure for Courtney Pine 30Turning Point Bassist Laurence Cottle on the Jaco Pastorius album that changed his life 32-34Gary Husband Versatile drummer and keys man Husband road tests his new group, Drive