Klarinet Archive - Posting 000062.txt from 2010/05
From: Glenn Kantor <klarinet@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 17:50:52 -0400
Steve Allen's long radio and television career is legendary and his many
innovations are still being felt in today's programming.
As a composer he wrote well over 10,000 (yes 10,000) songs and earned a
Grammy award for best jazz composition in 1963. He has two stars on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame. He also wrote more than 50 books.
A genius? I can't imagine one accomplishing a whole lot more in their
BTW - He DID do the beginning clarinet sounds in The Benny Goodman Story,
because Benny couldn't do it convincingly.
...Glenn B Kantor (GBK)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Leeson" <dnleeson@-----.net>
To: "The Klarinet Mailing List" <klarinet@-----.com>
Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 5:21 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists
> As I remember that awful movie, Steven Allen had no notion of what his
> fingers were supposed to be doing when he played a carved up version of
> last movement of K. 622. He just moved his fingers in an irrational way.
> Steve Allen a genius of the first division??? He was a talented piano
> player maybe but there are damn few geniuses of the first division and he
> was never anywhere near that class.
> Dan Leeson
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> From: "Tim Roberts" <timr@-----.com>
> To: <klarinet@-----.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 07, 2010 2:02 PM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists
>> On Fri, 7 May 2010 11:30:27 -0400, "Ray S Whitmore" <ray@-----.com>
>>> I disagree that he actually played clarinet. He took enough lessons so
>>> he would look like he was actually playing in the movie.
>> Is that just an opinion, or do you have a reference? Steve Allen was a
>> genius of the first division, and an incredibly talented musician. It
>> would not surprise me at all to learn that he actually played those
>> Tim Roberts, timr@-----.com
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