4 December 2015


Unfortunately, the great old jazz classics are not tunes you are likely to find in sheet music form in your local music shop, even if you are lucky enough still to have a local music shop. We have to learn them as best we can - mostly by ear or from materials circulated by other musicians. I write out my own simple lead sheets and store them in mini filofaxes, as below. My versions are probably not spot on, but they are good enough for me.

I think Clarinet Marmalade was composed by members of The Original Dixieland Jazz Band (ODJB) in 1918.