[Dixielandjazz] Bechet>>Vibrato on Clarinet

BudTuba at aol.com BudTuba at aol.com
Tue Jun 14 08:10:10 PDT 2005

In a message dated 6/13/05 4:29:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time,  
butcht at sihope.com writes:

I have  tremendous admiration for Bechet.  I'm especially fond of his
clarinet  playing; in fact, I prefer him on that  instrument. 

What I like about Bechet on clarinet is that he brings that tremendous  
vibrato back into the woody sound of the clarinet.  We have a newbie (to  OKOM) on 
clarinet and his intonation is really pure and directly in  tune. He evolved 
to us via the symphonic/musical show route.   We're trying to "degrade" him 
back to the vibrato sound and I wonder if  reed selection has a part in this or 
is it just an embrouchure technique?  

Roy (Bud) Taylor
Smugtown Stompers Jazz Band
"...we ain't just  whistlling dixie!"

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