Clarinet Cadenza Goodness

Mark Walton proves in this recording what a fine clarinetist he was in this, Sid Phillips’ chart. Both the musician and Sid are so underrated. Sid, a British musician, played in the United States on radio and freelance in clubs in the 1930s. He served in the Royal Air Force during World War II, then put together his own quartet in 1946 and wrote several pieces for the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He led a Dixieland jazz band of his own formation from 1949. Enjoy.

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to Clarinet Cadenza Goodness

  1. Brent says:

    Did you link the right recording of his Candenza? (When I clicked, it went to a recent Australian recording with Mark Walton on clarinet). Here is (one of) Sid’s:-
    I agree, he should be MUCH better known amongst swing/jazz lovers. Someone on youtube mentioned his Who’s Sorry Now rendition:-
    Who among your readers can now resist the temptation to keep searching out his other recordings?
    Thanks for sharing this. Cheers, Brent

  2. Gandalfe says:

    Oops! Yes, you are right. I’ve corrected the post. Thank you.

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