[Dixielandjazz] Re: Clarinet vs. Soprano

Mike C. mike at michaelcryer.com
Tue Jun 7 08:15:13 PDT 2005

The same projection can be acheived by a skilled clarinetist. There was 
a clarinet player I heard with queen city. Not their regular player, but 
that man played that thing so loud. It sounded great.

Harold Smith wrote:
> I've tried my hand at playing sporano, or as Groucho would have said, I
> even tried two hands.  I agree with Charlie (the Lurker) Hooks in that
> the soprano has a more projectable sound outdoors.  I've played several
> times with Ted Butterman's Cubs Band at Wrigley Field, too.  (I referred
> to that gig as the musical version of the Bataan Death March.)  I played
> clarinet there, and Butterman cautioned me a few times that it was too
> loud  Heh, Heh!  The revenge of the reed.

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