[Dixielandjazz] High Society

Barrie Walter Marshall walter.marshall at tiscali.co.uk
Thu Oct 13 14:56:23 PDT 2005

Paul Edgerton said:

The rest of us are just trying to come up with a better solo for "High

I was playing clarinet (an E.J Albert Simple System in those days I still 
play Boehm amd Simple)  in my first parade with a New Orleans Marching Band 
in about 1984, when the lead trumpet came up with High Society, I did not 
know the clarinet solo not even the important bit the first 8 bars, I just 
improvised, after we finished the band leader came over to me, I thought I 
was going to maybe get some harsh words, but I was wrong this is what he 
said, "Thanks for not trying to play that clarinet solo, they all try and 
they never get it right, nobody I know plays it as Picou did" I still cant 
play it apart from the first 8 bars!

Just for the sake of interest does anybody have the correct dots for it, it 
would be interesting to see. I can read a little.

Barrie Marshall

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