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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001754.txt from 1998/04

From: Kenneth Wolman <kwolman@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] And now Selmer: (was Re: Leblanc or Buffet)
Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 12:32:53 -0400

At 12:19 PM 4/30/98 EDT, you wrote:
>Tom said:
>I repeat: The bottom line is that clarinetists ought to stop being a
bunch of
>bleeting sheep and start using the ears God gave them to hear and the
mind He
>gave them to think with, and by those means select the right clarinet for
>them....the one they sound best on the one that matches.....not Eddie
Daniels'
>or Michel Arignon's or Acker Bilk's personality, skills and needs, but
theirs!
>for heaven's sake! "
>
>AMEN Thanks for saying it !!!!! Elise Curran

So as long as we're doing this, what about the current crop of professional
Selmer clarinets? Selmer, I gather, used to be the alternative to Buffet.
Now it appears to be LeBlanc, even though Selmer is still in the high-end
clarinet business. But if you go to their website, even Selmer does not
list among its various artists any clarinetists.

Well, you CAN get the Benny Goodman poster.....

Ken

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