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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001251.txt from 1997/09

From: Charles <>
Subj: Re: no one sounds like.........
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 18:29:14 -0400

At 10:32 PM 9/27/97 -0400, you wrote:
>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.
Shaw definately had a "sound"!

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