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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000428.txt from 2001/07

From: (Anne Lenoir)
Subj: Re: [kl] Another musician honoured!
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2001 17:49:08 -0400

Frank, What is narrow-minded about remarking about the difference
between commercial success and artistic success? When many of us think
about the "fifties" we don't necessarily think about Buddy Holly, Elvis
and Little Richard. I prefer to think of Chet Baker, Charlie Parker
(though he died in 1955), the wonderful bebop vocals of Lambert,
Hendricks (Jon, who went on to be the vocal arranger of Manhattan
Transfer) and Ross, and the clarinet stylings of Artie Shaw. (I didn't
follow Buddy DeFranco at the time). I don't think it's closed minded at
all to have personal musical standards. I have earned the right to have
them. As many times as I have sung Patsy Cline tunes by request (I know
8) I see nothing wrong with preferring Ella or Sarah. My Tammy Wynette
is something to behold, especially the clarinet solo in the middle. I
wish I was good enough to play with all good jazz players all the time.

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