Congratulations to Phil Everall who wowed the audience at the recent Chamber Jam at the Ellington.
“After a short interval, bass clarinettist Phil Everall and his trusty laptop took to the stage for what was the standout set of the night. Nestling Nigel Westlake’s Onomatopoeia, for bass clarinet and digital delay, between Michael Lowenstern’s ferociously virtuosic King Friday and hip kletzmer piece Sha, Everall carried all before him. The final piece, Roderik de Man’s NOSE for bass clarinet and wine glass, was a technical and comedic tour de force.”
William Yeoman The West Australian 30/09/09
King Friday – Mike Lowenstern
Onomatopoeia – Nigel Westlake
Sha – Mike Lowenstern
NEUS/NOSE (2005) for bass clarinet and wine glass – Roderik de Man
How brilliant to hear a solo bass clarinet live in a jazz club and how brilliantly Phil performed these works.
Here’s a clip of Phil doing something similar called “Ladder of Escape” by Australian composer Michael Smetanin which makes much use of a great percussive effect called “slap tongue”.
Vladimir Urosevic and Alex Millier play a Balkan Jazz piece in 25/8 at the CASSWA Clarifeast.
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Ending a 60-Year Gig at the N.Y. Philharmonic
Principal Clarinettist, Stanley Drucker retires from the NY Philharmonic aged 80! Read the New York times article by clicking here.