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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000177.txt from 2008/05

From: "Mike Vaccaro" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Al Gallodoro video
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 00:04:01 -0400

I think that is something we would all like to see. I am a friend of Frank
Gallodoro (a fine clarinetist and saxophonist in his own right), Al's
brother, and I think he would like to see it too. Any way to post it

Mike Vaccaro

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Al Gallodoro video

>I have the video.
> I was at the New Orleans Clarinetfest and noticed the CBS cameras all
> over the place. When asked a tech what they were doing, he told me
> it was a bit for the Sunday morning show, but he did not know when it
> would air. After that I made it a point to get in front of the
> cameras whenever I saw them! When I got home, I religiously taped
> the Sunday Morning show EVERY weekend hoping to catch the fest bit,
> and many, many months later finally got it! I transferred it to CD
> (computer file- I never bothered making a DVD out of it because it is
> too short, but probably could). It is 83 megs (too big to email and
> my personal web space is not that big) and I would not know how to
> get it to him.
> A story follows:
> In the mid 1980's Al sent me a copy of an unpublished work he played
> live on the radio in New York circa 1963. I thought it was WQXR, but
> he corrected me that it was WABC. As a high school student I taped
> it (I still have it and transferred it to more stable media). My
> style as a learner was (and is) to play along with my recordings, and
> I desperately needed the sheet music for that work. I transcribed it
> note by note by ear and got a usable copy of the clarinet part, but
> 22 years later Al finally sent me the real thing! He has the
> generosity of Jerry Pierce. Believe it or not, At the New Orleans
> fest I introduced myself to Al- and mentioned to him that he sent me
> the music in 1986. Without a pause he shot back "are you the guy
> from New Jersey?" I almost fell over!!! What a memory!!!
> This is a terrific way to pay back his kindness. The video is not up
> to todays digital standards, but it is pretty good. Please let me
> know how to get it to him.
> BTW, despite all my efforts, I did NOT appear anywhere in the clip. :(
> Fred
> At 05:50 PM 5/27/2008, you wrote:
>>Greetings Klarinet-list,
>>Good to be back on the list.
>>Below is a request from Al Gallodoro's nephew that I agreed to post
>>hoping someone might be able to help.
>>Anyone out there have any video on the session he describes?
>>Lori Lovato
>>Subject: CBS Sunday Morning at Clarinet Fest New Orleans 2001
>>Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 14:20:47 -0700
>>My Uncle Al Gallodoro will be 95 soon and his brother in law 85 this week.
>>I am trying to find a short (5 min. or so) video that CBS did in 2001
>>or 2002 of you and others, including my Uncle Al, at this festival.
>>Do you or do you know of anyone who might have either a .wmv or a .mpg
>>of this feature that could be emailed to me.
>>Thanks for any help and for your great playing and teaching through the
>>Best regards,
>>Rick Nyhan
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