Re: Willie Joseph
- There is surprisingly little in books on Joseph, but there is a brief
mention of him in a book based on Bill Russell's files. Lawrence Duhé
seems to describe Willie (only mentioned as Kaiser) as one of the
early formative clarinetists, so he just might be the source for
Dodds: "Now as for the early clarinet players I heard. Willie Warner,
Zeb Lenares and "Kaiser" were all top men, but Big Eye Louis was *the*
clarinet man in New Orleans in those times". (New Orleans Style, p.
215) Bill Russell was definitely aware of Joseph since he was in
contact with both Ann Cook and Louis Dumaine in about 1943.
It would be interesting to know if there's more in Bill Russell's
files in the Historic New Orleans Collection - anyone know?
- ---------- Initial Header -----------
From : RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
To : RedHotJazz@yahoogroups.com
Date : Mon, 2 Mar 2009 11:12:21 +0000 (GMT)
Subject : Re : [RedHotJazz] Re: Willie Joseph Johnny Dodds and the Klezmer Sound
Hello Mr. Litwak. Could I get out of you the mp3 featuring "Veseliy Kazak" played by N. Brandwein? I'm just discovering the connection between Jazz and Klezmer, through the Woody Allen's clarinet. Thank you very much. Marco Levi