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Conversations in the Language of Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Conversations in the Language of Jazz features Jazz Clarinet in a unique chamber - jazz setting with Vibes, Bass and Drums, performing original music and music from the Great American Songbook, played with a distinct lyric... more »
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Conversations in the Language of Jazz features Jazz Clarinet in a unique chamber - jazz setting with Vibes, Bass and Drums, performing original music and music from the Great American Songbook, played with a distinct lyrical and fluid approach. Harry Skoler - Clarinet, Tenor and Alto Saxophone, Flute, Piano Ed Saindon - Vibraphone, Piano Roger Kimball - Bass Tim Gilmore - Drums Harry Skoler - Bio Jazz clarinetist Harry Skoler was born in Syracuse, NY in 1956. Harry is Associate Professor of Woodwinds at Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee in 1978, and a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory in 1986, where he studied with legendary jazz great Jimmy Giuffre. His recordings include Conversations in the Language of Jazz, Reflections on the Art of Swing - A Tribute to Benny Goodman, and A Work of Heart on Brownstone Recordings. He has authored articles on jazz education, including a "Pro-Workshop" article in Downbeat magazine, and has been included with a biography and philosophy of artistry in Gianluca Campagnolo's Volume 10 method book for clarinet, which features bios and tips from many of today's prominent clarinetists. In 2005 Harry contributed to a clarinet method book by Vandoren and published by Carl Fischer entitled THE VANDOREN ETUDE & EXERCISE BOOK FOR CLARINET - THE SECRETS OF TEN MASTER CLARINETISTS. In 2007 Harry contributed to a jazz saxophone method book by Vandoren and published by Carl Fischer entitled THE VANDOJAZZ ETUDE AND EXERCISE BOOK FOR SAXOPHONE - THE SECRETS OF TEN MASTER SAXOPHONISTS. He has garnered numerous national and international reviews, including reviews in JazzTimes, Downbeat, and Jazziz among others. Cover features include Strictly Jazz, Jazz Quarterly, Northeast Performer, and Jazz Now magazines - and bio/reviews in AMG's All Music Guide to Jazz book. He has been "charted" for national radio airplay on Gavin Magazine's Jazz Chart, and in April 2000, he charted at #8! on Jazziz magazine's Top 40 "Radioactive" chart. Performances include national jazz clubs and festivals, including performances at the Blue Note in NYC, and tours in Costa Rica and Japan. In addition to touring with his group, Harry reaches thousands of young people each year with the educational ensemble "Adventures With Jazz". Harry has been featured on many national radio interviews and on the nationally televised BET program "Jazz Discovery". Endorsements include Boosey & Hawkes/Buffet Clarinets, Vandoren Reeds, Mouthpieces, and Accessories, and Applied Microphone Technology, Inc. He lives in Haverhill, MA with his wife Joanne, and children Daniel, Amelia, and Gianna.
Gorgeous, luscious, jazz clarinet
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Harry live in concert with his quartet, and was stunned. It was one of the best concerts I've ever seen in my life. This album makes me want to learn how to play clarinet. I especially like the title track, which is the last on the disk. I have both his albums, and wish he'd record more. The only sad note in the whole process is that Ed Saindon, the vibraphonist on both Harry's albums and at the concert I saw, has left to start his own band. They're both so much better with the other around that I wish they'd get back together. That's life, I guess. Buy this album."