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Saturday, February 12, 2011

What I am listening to today.... Laço Tayfa

Listening to Choro lately is reminding me of other places where clarinet is super cool. Here is a video of the Turkish group Laço Tayfa, with clarinetist Hüsnü Selendirici. This particular group combines Turkish folk styles with jazz and other world music styles. I hope you enjoy it!!!

In Turkish music, the G clarinet is very common. Reading through some information on the internet, it seems that this clarinet is popular because it is easier to bend notes (it is in Albert System, which most of you know is a favored clarinet for Dixieland clarinetists). I found this cool sight if you are interested in reading more about the clarinet in this style of music. Gypsy Clarinet

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