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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000351.txt from 1999/01

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Wizard of Oz
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 1999 05:24:22 -0500

At 10:17 PM 1/9/99 -0500, Brent Eresman wrote:
>I played this show this past summer--sounds like i played the same book
>you're playing. You'll want to get the leaks in the bass fixed, 'cause
>there are a few places where you come in low, and you'll want the best
>response you can get. The number to work on is the Jitterbug. That
>number flies by like crazy! It's not terribly difficult, but if your group
>takes it as fast as the group i played for, you'll want to have the notes
>under your fingers before you go into rehearsals. The hardest stuff from
>the run-out music comes from that number so if you get the Jitterbug right,
>you won't have to work on the other.
>I really like that number. I haven't any idea whether it was cut from the
>movie or added afterwards. Pity if it was cut--next to "Rainbow" it's the
>best one in the show. (OK, that's not saying a lot, but it's still very
>good--and a lot of fun,too!)
"The Jitterbug" was cut from the movie. Recent versions of the home video
contain a reconstructed version of it, I believe, using the prerecorded
music and mostly still pictures. I think it was a casualty of length mostly.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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