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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000420.txt from 1996/04

From: bcourtne <bcourtne@-----.EDU>
Subj: Jazz Bass Clarinet
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 1996 11:00:34 -0400

It is time for me to open this to this entire list: I have gone as far as
i can on my own.

I am puttin together an annotated discographical-type list of
recordings which feature improvised bass clarinet solos, and i need to
here from each of you privately and individually as to what you have in
your collections that i may have missed.
This was originally a one semster project including some transcriptions
of my findings, but it has turned much bigger than i expected.

I have spoken to some experts on jazz , on the bass clarinet, and even
one on the jazz bass clarinet who was tight with Eric Dolphy, ( Ken
McIntyre) and many are caught short as to many recorded examples beyond

My biggest problem has been with filling in the gaps between Harry Carney
(from whom I have only ONE solo, in spite of his legendary doubling on
the instrument which was more section playing, i guess) and Eric Dolphy.

PLease send only non-Dolphy findings as he has been extensively
"discographed" and i should have him covered

with your kind indulgence i will list briefly some names that i have
found info on, but no recordings


the first Buddy Defranco's "Blues Bag" album from 1964 with Art Blakey
he plays all bass on this album and my last resource for finding this is
Buddy himself PLEASE: anyone have this record?

other people and sometimes who they supposedly played with

Martin Glaser with Mary Lou Williams circa 1943-50
(anyone know a women's jazz piano record collecting web site?)

Benny Goodman with the Hotel Commodore Dance Orchestra, 1931

Fred Stuice with the Tommy Dorsey Orch. circa 1935,
"Take Me back to my boots and Saddle"

Andrew Brown with Cab Calloway Orch 1938-40

Paul Whiteman and Shep Fields used the instrument: any solos you know of?

Jimmy Abato with the Glenn Miller band

Hammiet Bluiett? (I thought he mostly played alto, whereas De Murray was
the bass man), but i read that he played some bass

Anthony Braxton: any actual bass not contra, bass clarinet solos on record?

Willem Breuker

John Surman

Gunter Hampel

Pharoah Sanders (?) again i read this

I won't waste time with what i do have because i welcome repeats to my
list , i think it will be interesting to see who has what anyway,

so please please get back to me anyone and everyone who has anything,
anything at all: I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT IT IS

especially grant green (not the guitarist) and alan saul, if you are out
there, please help me out on this eh?

Thanks to the Klarinet people in advance


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