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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000074.txt from 2002/02

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Guisganderie -- by Jean Jean????
Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 06:25:33 -0500

At 01:29 AM 2/7/2002 -0500, David Blumberg wrote:
>Guisganderie by Jean Jean?? - I just don't get it. The track sounds like a
>Big Band Swing hit from the 40's that Woody Herman would have written not a
>Classical Composer like Jean Jean.
>Any history on this work? I didn't know what the heck Genre to place it in -
>Woodwinds (Classical), Jazz - Big Band, Symphonic (Classical again) ,
>General Jazz? What are your thoughts asto genre for it. (they don't have a
>Showcase Soloist genre ;)
>You can hear it at :
>Featuring Joze Kotar (really good playing) with band.
>I just can't play JeanJean's etudes and think that he wrote something like

Cute piece. Sounds to me like it would belong in the same category you
would put works by Leroy Anderson. Light classical? Pops? It is not
really jazzy at all.

Bill Hausmann
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