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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000974.txt from 1998/04

Subj: Re: wind instruments and circus tricks
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:19:37 -0400

On 04/17/98 10:06:15 you wrote:

>Besides the brasses, can't we assume that if oboists can do it, players of
>the other double reeds can? Wouldn't it be easier to sustain the necessary
>breath pressure on the reed on a lower-pitched instrument? About the flute
>family, I have no idea, but why not?

Rahsaan Roland Kirk could do it on flute, as well as everything else he played. He was also an exceptional trad-style jazz clarinettist.

Merlin Williams
(A member of the Sax Ring!)

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