A Growly Clarinet: Gypsy-style “Caravan”

Just this:

Charles Frechette (g), Giacomo Smith (cl), Damien Levasseur (g) at the Gypsy Jazz Festival in Samois sur Seine, 2012

The growly tone is produced by growling in the back of your throat while playing, at least that’s how I do it on trumpet. Great sound! There’s an absolutely wonderful version of Cootie Williams (trumpet) doing this Juan Tizol-penned tune.

Juan Tizol, valve trombone player of Duke Elli...
Juan Tizol wrote Caravan. He played valve trombone in Duke Ellington’s orchestra.

Oh, and this:


Back-To-School Specials On All Formats:

The Practice of PracticeBasic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music, by Jonathan HarnumSoundTheTrumpet2_Cover



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