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April 9, 1996 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The Four Seasons," one of the most durable compositions in the entire classical music repertoire, has been interpreted in every conceivable manner, from original Baroque instrument readings to multilayered synthesizer variations. The Antonio Vivaldi masterpiece has turned up as the foundation music for everything from modern dance choreography to television commercials (currently in a country-style travel pitch for the city of San Antonio).
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March 29, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are some intriguing contrasting elements at work this week in the duo performance of clarinetist Eddie Daniels and pianist Fred Hersch at the Jazz Bakery. The programs, all of which are being recorded for a CD, echo a similar duet appearance last year by Daniels and pianist Roger Kellaway. The Daniels-Kellaway performance was an almost symbiotic creative encounter between players with similarly high-energy, virtuosic styles.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2002 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There are some intriguing contrasting elements at work this week in the duo performance of clarinetist Eddie Daniels and pianist Fred Hersch at the Jazz Bakery. The programs, all of which are being recorded for a CD, echo a similar duet appearance last year by Daniels and pianist Roger Kellaway. The Daniels-Kellaway performance was an almost symbiotic creative encounter between players with similarly high-energy, virtuosic styles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 9, 1996 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"The Four Seasons," one of the most durable compositions in the entire classical music repertoire, has been interpreted in every conceivable manner, from original Baroque instrument readings to multilayered synthesizer variations. The Antonio Vivaldi masterpiece has turned up as the foundation music for everything from modern dance choreography to television commercials (currently in a country-style travel pitch for the city of San Antonio).
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1994 | DON HECKMAN
Mozart made it a little tough on clarinet players from the very beginning. By composing some of the most lyrical themes ever written in the Clarinet Concerto and Quintet, he insisted that the instrument's music should reach beyond the rapid technical displays that are its familiar forte. Well-trained as both a classical and jazz clarinetist, Eddie Daniels has thoroughly mastered the virtuosic elements of his horn.
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July 18, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
Eddie Daniels is a clarinet player who makes other clarinet players wish they had taken up the kazoo, or accountancy or hydroponic farming. Daniels, with a back-up trio, has been doing a three-night gig inaugurating a new jazz policy at the Beverly Hills Saloon, and he is simply a phenomenon. He produces multi-octave runs and arpeggios, trills and shakes and great vaulting leaps around the scale that seem well beyond the capabilities of mortal fingers, lips and tongue.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
The recital Friday by clarinetist Eddie Daniels and pianist Mike Garson was more than your run-of-the-mill concert. It was a one-in-a-million triumph. Consider the setting: The stunningly handsome Pompeian Room of the Doheny Mansion at Mount St. Mary's College, where jazz had never before been heard. Consider the repertoire: From Carl Maria von Weber and Francis Poulenc to David Raksin, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1987 | LEONARD FEATHER
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences' live Video and Light Show, as Tuesday's Grammy Awards program might well be called, didn't do any better or worse than it usually does in its treatment of jazz. With the exception of the male vocal category, all the jazz winners were named in the pre-telecast program. However, from the standpoint of performance during the live TV hours, there was a conspicuous improvement in the quality of what was presented.
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March 14, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie Daniels is on a mission: He wants fans of both classical music and jazz to share his boundless affection for the pure, liquid tones and deep emotion that can emanate from a clarinet. Daniels, 54, is a virtuoso clarinetist and saxophonist at home in both jazz and classical fields. He hopes to win fans over with his innovative version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1994 | DON HECKMAN
* * 1/2 GRP All-Star Big Band, "Live!," GRP. With such sidemen as Eddie Daniels, Gary Burton, Randy Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, John Patitucci, etc., the "all-star" label is a legitimate one. Despite generally excellent soloing and precise section work, there are two problems: Dave Weckl's too-busy drumming allows almost no air into the music; and--as with many all-star groups--there is a complete lack of ensemble personality.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 1996 | ZAN STEWART, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Eddie Daniels is on a mission: He wants fans of both classical music and jazz to share his boundless affection for the pure, liquid tones and deep emotion that can emanate from a clarinet. Daniels, 54, is a virtuoso clarinetist and saxophonist at home in both jazz and classical fields. He hopes to win fans over with his innovative version of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons."
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 1994 | DON HECKMAN
Mozart made it a little tough on clarinet players from the very beginning. By composing some of the most lyrical themes ever written in the Clarinet Concerto and Quintet, he insisted that the instrument's music should reach beyond the rapid technical displays that are its familiar forte. Well-trained as both a classical and jazz clarinetist, Eddie Daniels has thoroughly mastered the virtuosic elements of his horn.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 1990 | LEONARD FEATHER
The recital Friday by clarinetist Eddie Daniels and pianist Mike Garson was more than your run-of-the-mill concert. It was a one-in-a-million triumph. Consider the setting: The stunningly handsome Pompeian Room of the Doheny Mansion at Mount St. Mary's College, where jazz had never before been heard. Consider the repertoire: From Carl Maria von Weber and Francis Poulenc to David Raksin, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
Eddie Daniels is a clarinet player who makes other clarinet players wish they had taken up the kazoo, or accountancy or hydroponic farming. Daniels, with a back-up trio, has been doing a three-night gig inaugurating a new jazz policy at the Beverly Hills Saloon, and he is simply a phenomenon. He produces multi-octave runs and arpeggios, trills and shakes and great vaulting leaps around the scale that seem well beyond the capabilities of mortal fingers, lips and tongue.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1987 | LEONARD FEATHER
The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences' live Video and Light Show, as Tuesday's Grammy Awards program might well be called, didn't do any better or worse than it usually does in its treatment of jazz. With the exception of the male vocal category, all the jazz winners were named in the pre-telecast program. However, from the standpoint of performance during the live TV hours, there was a conspicuous improvement in the quality of what was presented.
NEWS
January 9, 2003
THEATER 'Rilly big shew' on our stage A few alumni of the "Ed Sullivan Show" are on a memory lane tour of sorts to fete their old boss and his "rilly big shew." John Byner, a first-rate Sullivan impersonator, will be joined by songstress Anna Maria Alberghetti, who appeared on the show a record 53 times.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 1991 | LEONARD FEATHER
Instead of the elaborate, symphonic production one might have expected of a Grusin-Gershwin concept, this turns out to be a delightfully modest, jazz-oriented set, with Grusin's piano at its most graceful and tasteful. Except for a single orchestral cut at the end, and subliminal use of strings elsewhere, these are small-group performances, from solo to piano duet (Grusin and Chick Corea) up to quintet.
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