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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000633.txt from 1998/04

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
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
Dr. Edwin Lacy University of Evansville
Professor of Music 1800 Lincoln Avenue
Evansville, IN 47722 (812)479-2754

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