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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000579.txt from 1998/03

From: Edmund William White <>
Subj: Re: opinions on jazz players
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 15:27:17 -0500

> I have heard recordings of Eric Dolphy playing bass clarinet, flute and
> alto saxophone, but never heard him play the soprano clarinet. No matter
> what instrument he is playing, I think he is or was one of the most
> original thinkers about jazz. He was a product of the time in which he
> made his recordings, so today it is hard for some people to understand why
> he would want to play with so much aggressiveness and to be at the
> forefront of experimentation. I often say about Dolphy, "Be careful about
> listening to him - you might start to like his playing."
This post crossed my mind when listening to a Dolphy album I
recently purchased. The album is entitled "Vintage Dolphy" and was
released on ENJA records ( Dolphy
plays soprano clarinet on the third track in a similar style to his bass
playing. Just in case y'all were interested.

Ed White

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