What was the make of Benny Goodman's clarinet?
Goodman is most identified with Selmer. In the 30's he's known
to have played a Selmer Paris K series and in the 50's a Selmer
Paris Centered Tone. If he's like most musicians, though, he
probably had a closet full of instruments.
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What year did Benny Goodman start playing clarinet?
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Is the Clarinet a solo or ensemble instrument?
Both. There are numerous pieces for solo clarinet, clarinet with piano accompaniment and clarinet concertos with orchestra. Clarinet is also a standard instrument in the orchestra, band and has been used in dixiland groups as well as Benny Goodman's big band (other big bands also used the clarinet).