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Edmund Welles: Agrippa's 3 Books

Read "Agrippa's 3 Books" reviewed by Andrey Henkin

After having been rescued from the back rows of the orchestra by '60s jazz, the bass clarinet has found many homes. Today the instrument is no longer rare, but it has become the province almost solely of the less composed spheres of the genre. That's a shame, really, because the bass clarinet can be one of the most expressive instruments around, pleasing yet subversive with a remarkable tonal range in the right hands. Edmund Welles, a San Francisco-based bass clarinet ...