[Dixielandjazz] (DixielandJazz) Great Clarinet Players

Brian Towers towers at allstream.net
Wed Mar 24 00:19:44 PST 2004


'How high", "how fast" and "how clever" are not the key ingredients for
judging clarinet greatness, in my book anyway.  "Tone" "Soul"  "Feeling" &
"Originality" would come ahead of those items in my contest and Johnny Dodds
stands supreme - just ahead of Omer Simeon, Sidney Bechet (yes, he played
strong clarinet too); Jimmy Noone, Barney Bigard  and all the other historic
trail blazers in "twenties" classic jazz.
Brian Towers
Hot Five Jazzmakers
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "bennyth" <bennyth at ev1.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 11:26 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] (DixielandJazz) Great Clarinet Players

> I have read every thread concerning the "Worlds Best Clarinetist" and it
> seems to me that everyone is putting the emphasis on how high one can
> to be the criteria determining the best.
> I would submit that the determining factor should depend upon one's
> proficiency in both jazz and classical performance, and there was no one
> (IMHO) more qualified than the late great Benny Goodman.
> O.K., DJML'ers, what do you think?
> Benny Theiler
> bennyth at ev1.net
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