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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000146.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Movie about fictional clarinet player
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 23:27:20 -0400

All was forgiven regarding the Benny Goodman Story in my world when I
recognized the face of a, then very young, tenor saxophone player who plays
in the movie and is most definitely not faking!

Well, maybe it is pre-recorded and he's faking it. But it's still fun to
see him before he became famous for "The Girl from Ipanema".


At 10:09 PM 10/5/2004 -0500, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>Steve Allen actually did better than MOST actors at emulating playing. At
>least he actually WAS a musician of sorts, if primarily on piano. He was
>far better than Jimmy Stewart as Glenn Miller, for example. It might even
>be seen as good casting to use a "wooden" actor as a
>clarinetist. ;-) Given that all these guys are finger-syncing with a
>previous recording, even when the actual player is on camera, it is very
>difficult to look convincing. Probably the champion in that regard is
>Robert DeNiro in "New York, New York," who (typically of DeNiro) immersed
>himself in study and learned to play so well that he probably COULD have
>done his own playing, but the sound track you hear was recorded by his
>teacher, Georgie Auld.

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