Eddie Daniels

Biography

Born: October 19, 1941; New York, NY  
Depending on whom you choose to believe, Eddie Daniels is currently either the ranking clarinet stylist or right behind Don Byron. He's without question a virtuoso who plays wondrous solos at any tempo, exploits every register and never seems to hit a clinker or make a mistake. His classical playing is even more faultless; while there are are questions about how much blues and soul feeling get into his jazz solos, no one can deny their technical Read more brilliance. Originally best known as a tenor saxophonist, Daniels attended the High School of the Performing Arts in New York, and appeared at the 1957 Newport Jazz Festival playing alto in Marshall Brown's Youth band. He earned a bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College in 1963 and a master's from Juilliard in 1966, then played with Tony Scott at the Half Note. He was a member of the Thad Jones - Mel Lewis Orchestra as a tenor saxophonist for six years, and won first prize in an International Jazz Competition in Vienna. Daniels recorded with Friedrich Gulda and made his debut jazz recording. He played with Freddie Hubbard and Richard Davis in 1969, then recorded with Don Patterson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Airto Moreira and Morgana King, as well as doing his own dates, in the '70s. Daniels switched exclusively to clarinet in 1984 and that year premiered Jorge Calandrelli's magnificent "Concerto for Jazz Clarinet and Orchestra." He received a National Endowment For The Arts grant in 1986. Daniels has achieved stardom through a series of records with GRP. He's recorded with Gary Burton and made earlier sessions for Muse and Prestige. Daniels has many releases available on CD. Read less
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  • 1.
    Sabine Meyer & Eddie Daniels - Blues For Sabine
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 55253 Release Date: 07/09/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc,  Steve Gray,  Torrie Zito,  Christoph Cech  ... 
    Performer:  Sabine Meyer,  Wolfgang Meyer,  Eddie Daniels,  Reiner Wehle  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio di Clarone
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    2002 Texas Music Educators
    Label: Mark Masters   Catalog: 4077 Release Date: 01/01/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  John Stafford Smith,  Emmanuel Chabrier,  John Corigliano,  Frank Proto  ... 
    Performer:  Eddie Daniels
    Conductor:  Jerry Junkin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  University of Texas Wind Ensemble
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    Top 20 - The Very Best Of Erich Kunzel & The Cincinnati Pops
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 80401 Release Date: 09/27/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Brad Fiedel,  Traditional,  Eduard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Robert Muckenfuss,  Paul Patterson,  Jeanne Dulaney,  Tim Berens  ... 
    Conductor:  Erich Kunzel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cincinnati Pops,  Central State University Chorus
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  • 4.
    Weber, Brahms: Clarinet Quintets / Eddie Daniels, Et Al
    Label: Reference Recordings   Catalog: 40 Release Date: 12/17/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber,  Johannes Brahms
    Performer:  Eddie Daniels,  Anahid Ajemian,  Mark O Shuman,  Ronald Carbone  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Composers String Quartet
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    The Telarc Collection Vol 3
    Label: Telarc   Catalog: 89103 Release Date: 06/30/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Thelonious Monk,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Mark Fisher,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky  ... 
    Performer:  Charlie Sepulveda,  Wynton Marsalis,  Dizzy Gillespie,  Paul Katz  ... 
    Conductor:  David Zinman,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Erich Kunzel,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet,  Baltimore Symphony Orchestra,  Prague Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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