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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000633.txt from 1998/04

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <el2@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: Jazz Clarinet Greats
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 15:18:58 -0400

On Mon, 13 Apr 1998, Hat NYC 62 wrote:

> I must mention Al Gallodoro. Technique-wise, he was Daniels x 10 before
> Daniels was even born! Too bad there are so few recordings!

Actually, I have been told that there are lots of recordings of Gallodoro
from an unexpected source. I was told that he can be heard on many of the
animated cartoons from the 1940s and 50s, produced under names like Looney
Tunes, Hanna-Barbera, and others. When you see one of these cartoons, be
on the lookout for a chase scene, and listen for lightening-fast fingers
from the saxophonists or clarinetists. That's probably Gallodoro.

I got this tip from Bernie Portnoy when I studied with him at Indiana
University. Apparently, Gallodoro was more-or-less permanently on call
for all kinds of studio and commercial work when the parts were too
technical for normal mortals!

Ed Lacy
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