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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000379.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <amichlin@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] Jazz Band Clarinet and Marina Music
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2004 15:56:37 -0400

Dear List,

I just received the latest catalog from Marina Music, or as I like to call
it "The Best Place to Find Jazz Band Clarinet Parts... Ever"<tm>. Sadly, I
do not have any financial stake in Marina Music, since we all know how
selling sheet music makes millionaires... or was that bankrupts millionaires?

Anyway, there is a new "professional" transcription of Benny Goodman's
"Let's Dance" (darn, beat me to the punch) available as well as a host of
music in all jazz band genres involving clarinet features and clarinet
section parts. Clarinet features, they have them. Bass Clarinet features,
they have the one and only. Alto Clarinet features.. give me a break (but
if you look hard enough, you might find an Alto Clarinet section part in
one or more of Toshiko Akiyoshi's big band charts - always a fun
transposition for those of us who naively don't bring our Alto Clarinets to
big band gigs. Ahem.).

It might make for an interesting project to go through and list on a web
site all the clarinet friendly jazz band arrangements for the those
aspiring jazz clarinet players out there (there are more than two,
right?). I wish such a list had existed when I was playing in my high
school jazz band (back before this newfangled web thing). No, I'm not
volunteering.

www.marinamusic.com, the jazz clarinetist's best (and, perhaps, only!) friend,

-Adam

PS: Check out Don Sebesky's "Joyful Noise Suite" (dedicated to Ellington)
for some really serious clarinet parts originally played by Phil Woods.

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