What gave early New Orleans jazz clarinets their unique sound?

The hauntingly beautiful ‘wailing’ sounds of early New Orleans jazz clarinets, often featured in brass bands or jazz funerals, are one of the most distinctive instrument styles in American music. The unique sound begs the question: what’s behind incredible their range of sound and tonal variety? During the 174th ASA Meeting, Dec. 4-8, 2017, Michael G. White will deliver a special presentation about the distinguishing characteristics of the clarinet in early New Orleans jazz. …read more

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