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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000065.txt from 2010/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists
Date: Fri, 07 May 2010 21:46:20 -0400

At 04:02 PM 5/7/2010, you wrote:
>On Fri, 7 May 2010 11:30:27 -0400, "Ray S Whitmore" <> wrote:
> > I disagree that he actually played clarinet. He took enough lessons so that
> > 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 parts.

Goodman played all the clarinet, except for the very early beginner
stuff, which he did not want to do, and which was done by
Allen. This is well known and documented. Goodman got credit for
the soundtrack album, anyway. Steve Allen, a talented musician,
probably played clarinet about as well as he acted, or even worse,
but was not completely unfamiliar with it.

I understand that Robert DeNiro took sax lessons from Georgie Auld
for months in order to get the right look when filming New York, New
York. Rumor has it he was a quick study and actually COULD play the
parts, but they used Auld's dubs on the film.

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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