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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001246.txt from 1997/09

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: no one sounds like.........
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 15:26:05 -0400

At 01:02 AM 9/27/97 -0400, you wrote:
>There are people that can play higher, lower, faster, louder and better
jazz, but no one
>gets a more personalized, virtually unmistakenly individualized sound
(style) than:
> Bill Harris
> George Roberts
> Urbie Green
> Louis Armstrong
> Buddy Defranco
> Tommy Dorsey
> Bobby Hackett
>Can you add any others to the list? Disagree with my selections?
Benny Goodman (blazing technique and relatively even eighths) and Artie
Shaw (better tone and those nifty glissandos) could make your list. Also
Harry James (VERY distinctive style, with warm, broad vibrato), Jimmy
Dorsey (I HATE his too-fast vibrato, but it is distictive!), and Count
Basie (minimalist/elegant). Can't really argue against your choices,
especially Tommy Dorsey (great tone, incredible smoothness) and Armstrong
(the father of 'em all!).

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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