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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000091.txt from 1996/04

From: skubi@-----.ORG
Subj: Re: A translation on clarinet and Woody Allen.
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 1996 20:01:38 -0500

IJ>> As for the music, what Allen lacks in in clarinet technique he
IJ>>makes up in sheer energy and passion. He goes for what he calls a *"crude"
IJ>>sound*,

IJ>unpolished sound, not refined like a player of the classical
IJ>repertoire.
IJ>--
IJ>Judith Kunst
IJ>judithk@-----.nl
IJ>The Netherlands
IJ>.
The translation is quite good BUT:

I am concerned that this person is implying that jazz clarinetists do
not have
"polished" sounds. Many "jazz" players of all instruments work
very hard to develop their sounds. Certain sounds are required to play
in certain styles. I had a teacher once who said that one ocassionally
has to "bastardize" one's sound to play a certain style.
There are many players that can play the classical repertoire with
"polished" sounds quite well and still turn around and play an exciting
dixieland style solo, complete with growls and rips.

   
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