why I love the clarinet

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#1 Tue, 2003-07-22 15:33
Margaret Grimes
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why I love the clarinet

"In the low register the clarinet

can make you shiver and ripple

with goosebumps and can send

its breath-drenched messages

through arms and legs that show

no passing force inside or out, but hum

like telephone wires in wind."

--William Matthews, "Alice Zeno Talking, and Her Son George Lewis the Jazz Clarinetist in Attendance"

~ Margaret http://www.jazznewyork.org musicmargaret@earthlink.net

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Lorenzo Santoro" lorsantoro@katamail.com To: SATURN@NIC.SURFNET.NL Sent: Monday, July 21, 2003 6:56 PM Subject: why I love the clarinet

dear friends, the clarinet's sound is special, strange, magic, popular but at the same time new, ancient but modern [Ra: today is the shadow of tomorrow], good for the folk music in all europe but for jazz, klezmer, classical music and contemporary music too. I love it. For its range and freedom of expression It's a instrument still now unknow, [P. Rehfeldt, New directions for clarinet, University of California Press, 1976, for jazz effects W. Bay, Mel Bay's Complete Jazz clarinet book, Mel Bay, 1995]

Make sure they play my theme song, I guess daisies will have to do Just get me to New Orleans and paint shadows on the pews Turn the spit on that pig and kick the drum and let me down Put my clarinet beneath your bed 'til I get back in town Let me fall out of the window with confetti in my hair Deal out Jacks or Better on a blanket by the stairs I'll tell you all my secrets, but I lie about my past So send me off to bed for evermore

Tom waits, Tango 'Til They're Sore

Davenport and kettle drums and swallow tail coats table cloths and patent leather shoes bathing suits and bowling balls and clarinet and rings and all this radio really needs a fuse a tinker, a tailor a soldier's things his rifle, his boots full of rocks ..

Tom waits, soldier's things

it's a pleasure to read from all You

Lorenzo Santoro piazza dei Sanniti 42 B21 00185 Roma Italy