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After you’ve Gone - Abe Most 1986
Abe Most started playing the clarinet at the age of 9. By the time he was 13, he was playing professionally in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. He's Played with the greatest of the big bands. He started his own quartet in 1939 at Kelly's Stable in New York at the age of 19. He had the ability to play or read anything, which catapulted him into the lead chair with the best of the best, Les Brown, Tommy Dorsey, Bill May, David Rose, Billy Vaughn, Frank DeVol, Glen Gray, Bob Crosby. He contributed to the 1970 Capitol Records Time/Life Series, "The Swing Era." Abe recreated the original performances of well-known clarinetists Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman, Irving Fazola and Jimmy Dorsey.
In 1992, he was the grand emperor of jazz at the world renowned Traditional Jazz Festival in Sacramento, where he has been a performer and teacher for the last 10 years.
Abe Most and his band are always a huge draw at the Los Angeles Labor Day Jazz Festival.
After you’ve gone was recorded at the Irish Cork Festival. Other members in this clip are Lou Stein piano, bob Haggart bass and nick Fatool drums.