[Dixielandjazz] More on clarinet mutes

Anton Crouch anton.crouch at optusnet.com.au
Sat Jul 17 21:03:21 PDT 2004

Hello all

My goodness, was I being too subtle in asking "why would the bandleader
mute the clarinets?" I should have added a   :-)

I was looking for some clarinet jokes.

First, the BIG question:

Q:  Why are there so few clarinet jokes;
A:  Because everybody feels sorry, really sorry, for clarinetists - they
have to live down the invention of the saxophone.

And how about:

Q: Why are clarinetists like dyslexic prophets;
A:  Because they are winds blowing in the reed.

And don't forget that Benny Goodman recorded a piece called "Clarinetitis"
- sounds like a disease, doesn't it?

Yes, it's a slow Sunday in July.


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