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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000975.txt from 1998/04

Subj: Re: wind instruments and circus tricks
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:19:38 -0400

On 04/17/98 09:13:53 you wrote:

>this started in the classical world. My first encounter with hearing it
>was on an old Buddy Rich LP of Channel 1 Suite where the sax soloist does
>circular breath (yes you can hear it on the recording).

That would be the great Don Menza on tenor. I got to see Don do a masterclass when I was at Humber College in Toronto. My saxophone teacher was his section mate in the Rich band, Pat LaBarbera. Don did the circular breathing thing at the clinic, and managed to make sense out of saxophone altissimo fingerings.

Merlin Williams
(A member of the Sax Ring!)

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