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Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch! Album Review

I’m all out of superlatives! Recorded for the Blue Note label in February of 1964, Out to Lunch! is viewed by many as Eric Dolphy’s masterpiece, the “essential” recording. For Dolphy, an artist possessed of an incredible musical mind with a voracious appetite for new musical forms and expressions, Out To Lunch! proved to be …

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Awesome Artie Shaw Songs and Selected Discography

Artie Shaw Songs This is your starting place for an introduction to the music of Artie Shaw and his quintessential swing sound that defined a generation. Table of Contents begin the beguine Nightmare Nonstop flight Concerto for Clarinet Frenesi Artie Shaw Vinyl Albums You Need Artie Shaw Books You Should Read The Artie Shaw Spouse …

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12 Things that Most Don’t Know About the Great Artie Shaw

Everyone knows that Artie Shaw was the “King of the Clarinet,” he was an infamous lover, and a brave soldier. Few know anything beyond that! Here are some snippets of the unknown Artie Shaw: From 1984 until 1996, Artie was an Honorary Vice-President of the swimming federation, FINA. When given the opportunity to write a …

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The Amazing Eric Dolphy: Top Bass Clarinet Player

Alto saxophonist, flutist, and bass clarinetist Eric (Allen) Dolphy (1928-1964) was single-handedly responsible for introducing the bass clarinet to jazz as a viable solo instrument. Eric Dolphy and his bass clarinet was a key figure on New York’s early avant-garde scene, and he made formative contributions to the music of John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. He …

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With Buffet clarinets long history, sometimes figuring out the model and serial number can be exhilarating, principally for the potential thrill of discovering that the Buffet clarinet in your hands might be a rare and valuable model! In 1825, Denis Buffet-Auger began a clarinet workshop in Paris. In 1871, Leon Crampon became a partner and …

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