[Dixielandjazz] Clarinet Licks and Alan Vache

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Mon Mar 8 13:27:49 PST 2004

My Thanks to Harold for the kind comments. I greatly appreciate your remarks. 
I must disagree, a little with, our friend Tito Martino, however.
Most of what he had to say I agree with. To learn to play this music you must 
start at the beginning. This is my main objection to most jazz education 
programs. They start at Charlie Parker and ignore all that came before him. My 
problem with Tito's comments is he does the exact opposite which is almost as 
If you want to learn, you should listen to anyone who plays well, regardless 
of style.
>From Armstrong to Coltrane, from Bix to Brubeck and from Mugsy to Mulligan.
They all have ideas and concepts that we can learn from. No one should be 
ignored, if they play well, and swing, you want to hear what they have to say.
I know I do.
Allan Vache'  

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