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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000105.txt from 2004/10

Subj: Re: [kl] Movie about fictional clarinet player
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 14:07:11 -0400

but a younger person looking at that would have a hard time trying to be lik=
him...and wonder why there sax has an upside down mouthpiece and the ones in=
the books don't???


In a message dated 10/5/2004 10:57:22 AM Pacific Standard Time,=20 writes: wrote:

> another thing, that bothers me is I see a lot of the time a saxophone with=
> upside down mouthpiece...and they are playing it...and in pictures of
> Saxophones I see it also...I guess unless you play you don't know somethin=
is messed
> up...I played the trumpet for a little bit but I never realized about the=20
> valve until now...I will be looking for it now :)
> ~Krista~

Anyone mention "'Round Midnight," the Bertrand Tavernier film with THE Dexte=
playing an extremely alcoholic tenor and soprano saxophonist? There are=20
hints in the
character of Dale Turner that are certainly intended to remind people of Bud=
Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins. Fran=E7ois Cluzet plays the idolizing fa=
who "adopts"
Dale Turner and attempts to keep him sober enough to play (sometimes it=20
almost works).
Martin Scorsese turns up as a fast-talking New York impresario who books=20
Turner into his
last gigs, a return to New York. Real life musicians: Herbie Hancock,=20
Freddie Hubbard,
Wayne Shorter, and Ron Carter. Lonette McKee appears as a singer named=20
Darcey Leigh, and
oddly is wearing a camellia in her hair. Can't imagine the reference....

I don't think anyone would suggest that Dexter Gordon didn't know which end=20
of the
mouthpiece went where or that he needed someover to play where he stood=20

Kenneth Wolman
Proposal Development Department
Room SW334
Sarnoff Corporation

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