Sorry all you guys looking for links in the quotation I gave.
There was no intention to give links (I still dont know how) but the blue highlights were there in the original reference (I think Wiki or maybe some obscure Google source I will have to dig up ) and were themselves just references.
However I will now give you the rest of the Quote which I had stored on Wordpad.
, Duke Ellington
's baritone saxophonist
for 47 years, played bass clarinet in some of Ellington's arrangements, first recording with it on "Saddest Tale" in 1934. He was featured soloist on many Ellington recordings, including 27 titles on bass clarinet.
The first jazz album on which the leader solely played bass clarinet was Great Ideas of Western Mann
(1957) by Herbie Mann
, better known as a flautist. However, avant-garde musician Eric Dolphy
(1928–1964) was the first major jazz soloist on the instrument, and established much of the vocabulary and technique used by later performers. He used the entire range of the instrument in his solos. Bennie Maupin
emerged in the late 1960s as a primary player of the instrument, playing on Miles Davis
's seminal record Bitches Brew
as well as several records with Herbie Hancock
group. His style resembles Dolphy's in its use of advanced harmonies.
While the bass clarinet has been used often since Dolphy, it is typically used by a saxophonist
as a second or third instrument; such musicians include David Murray
, Marcus Miller
, John Surman
, John Gilmore
, Bob Mintzer
, Roger Rosenberg
, James Carter
, Steve Buckley
, Andy Biskin
, Dai Pritchard
, Don Byron
, Julian Siegel
, Gunter Hampel
, Chris Potter
, Michel Portal
and Oran Etkin
. Very few performers have used the instrument exclusively, but such performers include the Baltimore-based American musician and bandleader Todd Marcus
Luxemburg-based viruoso bass clarinetist Michel Pilz
, Berlin-based bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall
, Chicago-based bass clarinetist Jason Stein
Amsterdam/Detroit-based bass clarinetist Jason AlderHYPERLINK \l "cite_note-9"
of the electroacoustic improvisation ensemble Sonido 13
and French bass clarinetist Louis Sclavis with his famous disk "Clarinettes" ( "Django Reinhardt" award ) . Klezmer clarinetist Giora Feidman
is known for idiosyncratic use of the bass clarinet on some klezmer and jazz tunes.
As you can see Escher your ref to Dolphy was spot on.
Do you all think the thread is worthwhile? If so keep your own info and comments on unusual instruments flooding in, and the more controversy the better.
Cheers John (No links to be found)