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Harry Skoler's original inspiration was Benny Goodman, so it was only fitting that he would record a tribute CD to him. Sticking to clarinet except for a lone appearance on tenor ("Undecided"), Skoler teams up with vibraphonist Ed Saindon, bassist Roger Kimball, and drummer Tim Gilmore in a pianoless quartet to play 11 songs associated with the "King of Swing," plus originals "Benny," written by Skoler and Saindon, and "Reflections on the Art of Swing," written by Ed Saindon himself. Some of the tunes (such as "After You've Gone" and "What Can I Say After I Say I'm Sorry") are played in a fashion similar to the Goodman small-group recordings, but, in general, Skoler (who actually sounds closer to Buddy DeFranco than Benny) displays his own musical personality within the genre of swing. Recommended.


Born: 1956 in Syracuse, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s

Clarinetist Harry Skoler followed firmly in the tradition of his idol Benny Goodman, resurrecting the classic music of the swing era for appreciative contemporary audiences. Born in Syracuse, NY, in 1956, Skoler was introduced to Goodman's music while still a teen; announcing his intentions to become a professional jazz clarinetist, in the years to follow he also added saxophone, flute, and piano to his repertoire before graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 1978. A three-year period in...
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