RE: [RedHotJazz] Re: George's Clarinet was Picou's Clarinet
- Many thanks Chris & Jim
It sent me back to the sleeve of the orig. GTJ issue of the Jazz Mans :-
'George got out the worst beat-up, wired together, rubber-band-action
clarinet I've ever seen. The keys were loose, one was missing entirely and
the octave key was a ball of hardened chewing gum. --- I remembered passing
a Hock Shop on the way to George's. --- I waltzed out and bought two Boehm
system clarinets and offered them to him.The one he turned down I still
have. With the solid and complete horn he really wailed !'
David Stuart -- May 24 1962. ( 20 years after the event )
Hillman's Bunk refers only to George playing an unfamiliar instrument --
not that it was a Boehm.
Anybody have the Bethell George ?
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