Kevin Collins | Houston TX USA | 06/23/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently met Eddie Daniels and Larry Combs at the Oklahoma University Clarinet Symposium and WOW! They are both amazing characters at what they do. First off, Larry Combs is a classical clarinetist who has been Principle Clarinet in the Chicago Symphony since the early 70's. Eddie Daneils is a Jazz Clarinet player, but yet he still plays classical just as well as Larry Combs. Well, Larry and Eddie met eachother at a Clarinet Convention MANY years ago, and since then they have been great friends. These people are LEGENDARY! They will be in the clarinet recording archives probably until the day I die, which will be a looong time. This album is worth the the money, I suggest it for anyone who is a fan of EITHER or BOTH of these fabulous clarinetists. The Duos by Ignaz Pleytel are phenominol! They are beautiful! And whats even funnier is they play noodles, which is unedited made up on the spot music, which makes the whole experience even more interesting because they just follow each other with whatever they can come up with on the spot. Buy this album if you are a clarinetist, you won't regret it!"
Beautiful music and playing, but technically flawed
S. Gabeler | New England | 03/18/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I just received this CD for my birthday. These are wonderful pieces of music, the best musicians, great playing but ... There is a high frequency noise that is modulated by the music that is exasperating. If I were further away and not listening carefully, I might not notice. Sitting and listening carefully, it was just too annoying to finish. There is just something seriously wrong with the mastering of this CD. These guys are way too good to have something like this overlooked in a released CD. If it were fixed in a re-master, I would buy it again - the music is superb."