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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000069.txt from 2010/05

From: avi <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Celebrity Clarinetists
Date: Sat, 08 May 2010 01:16:00 -0400

I saw a DVD cover for the Goodman Story that showed Steve Allen holding a
clarinet with his hands reversed. Does anyone have a picture of that to
Stay tuned,
Avi Rostov

On Fri, 07 May 2010 20:46:20 -0500, Bill Hausmann <>
> At 04:02 PM 5/7/2010, you wrote:
>>On Fri, 7 May 2010 11:30:27 -0400, "Ray S Whitmore" <>
>> > I disagree that he actually played clarinet. He took enough lessons
>> > 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
> 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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