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Basil
08-06-2016, 11:27 AM
One of the greats.

https://wwoz.org/117021-memoriam-pete-fountain

Boink
08-06-2016, 12:07 PM
Somehow I was surprised he was still alive. Johnny Carson loved him and would have him on a lot. Great clarinet.

Basil
08-06-2016, 02:52 PM
Somehow I was surprised he was still alive. Johnny Carson loved him and would have him on a lot. Great clarinet.

Yep

https://youtu.be/wGV0DjYXBLk

Boink
08-07-2016, 12:56 AM
Thanks!

Bayless
08-07-2016, 11:16 AM
One of the truly great. The whole city of New Orleans will be standing room only for his funeral.

Darwin
08-07-2016, 11:59 PM
One of the best.

waltesefalcon
08-10-2016, 11:17 AM
I own several of his albums, I always liked his NO style.

SaxMan
08-10-2016, 02:59 PM
I remember seeing him during the halftime show of Super Bowl XVI...in the era before the halftime shows became completely overblown lip-synched Pepsi advertisements. In fact, I consider that particular Super Bowl halftime show probably the most tasteful one in the history of the "big game".

DrEntropy
08-15-2016, 06:52 AM
As a kid I would listen to his recordings and ~try~ to keep up with him. One of my uncles insisted I learn to play clarinet, parents agreed. I'd sit for hours with records of Pete Fountain, Acker Bilk, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, bleating my brains out. Finally switched to piano... the clarinet had no place to set my CAB down on. :smirk:

JPSmit
08-15-2016, 08:00 AM
the clarinet had no place to set my CAB down on. :smirk:

effective funnel though :devilgrin:

Our local Jazz station plays Big Band on Sundays - yesterday was particularly music from 1940 - because that was the last time Toronto was this hot. (yes slight hijack)