[Dixielandjazz] (DixielandJazz) Great Clarinet Players
jack_wiard at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 24 16:25:12 PST 2004
Hi Brian, A-1 your comments on 'judging' clarinetists. J.W.
>From: "Brian Towers" <towers at allstream.net>
>To: "bennyth" <bennyth at ev1.net>
>CC: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] (DixielandJazz) Great Clarinet Players
>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 00:19:44 -0500
>'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
>stands supreme - just ahead of Omer Simeon, Sidney Bechet (yes, he played
>strong clarinet too); Jimmy Noone, Barney Bigard and all the other
>trail blazers in "twenties" classic jazz.
>Hot Five Jazzmakers
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>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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