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The son of a builder, Jack Brymer started his working life as teacher. made a number of commercial recordings, including three of Mozart’s clarinet concerto. Informational, witty, and blunt, Jack Brymer’s “Clarinet” is a necessary read for all clarinetists. I personally guarantee that as you read this book as you practice. Widely considered the dean of British clarinetists up to his death in , Jack Brymer once said that “the ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the .

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Vibrato, fairly new to classical wind-playing, was the most obvious and novel aspect of his style.

Maarvin rated it it was amazing Sep 14, Died September 15, in Brighton, Sussex, England. Scott Kurtzweil rated it really liked it Jan 14, I rarely buy the discs these days.

His final words to me clarineet ‘do you think people will remember me?

Clarinet Tone Talk: Jack Brymer, English master clarinetist

Jose Antonio marked it as to-read Jun 27, And most important of all, his playing had a remarkable presence. Hello Ian- What a wonderful historical perspective you clarine, from a personal point of view. As for de Peyer, I was impressed when I was a student, but it mostly hasn’t stood the test of time. Charlea marked it as to-read Jun 23, Of the English clarinetists that I know of I believe he is my favorite. I agree that Brymer probably achieved the ideal tone in some of his recordings.


Struggling with an inadequate instrument a sharp-pitch A clarinet with a bit sawn bgymer in the school woodwork room and playing in local bands kack amateur orchestras with people much older than himself, he learned his craft in the most practical way.

He received much encouragement and orchestral experience from playing under Frederick Haggis in the Goldsmiths College orchestra, and from Ernest Read in the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra. It’s a disgrace it’s never been on CD.

In order to progress to mastery of the clarinet the ve This is a thorough book on the clarinet from a world class player and expert on the instrument. Of that generation, another great name was Bernard Walton — the playing on e. Brymer died in Redhill, Surrey at the age of I’ve heard a lot of stuff by them that’s quite nasty, but occasional pure gold.

The Clarinet Concerto has never been recorded better.

Clarinet by Jack Brymer

Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the imperfections of the instrument. I went to Clzrinet Bradbury for a couple of lessons once.

Vibrato was by no means all, though. I was assigned Colin Bradbury at the time so didn’t really have a choice! A significant feature of his style of playing was his use of vibrato, and he is considered to be one of the first clarinet players to use this systematically.


Jack Brymer, who has died aged 88, was one of the finest clarinettists of the past half-century.

Jack Brymer – Tribute page

Probably not something I’d recommend to someone who is not interested in the instrument, or in music generally, but well-written and full of things I never knew, or had forgotten over the years. Matt Estabrook rated it really liked it Aug 17, But it was his confidence and the natural relationship he had with his instrument that encouraged me in my way. Jim rated it it was amazing Bryymer 19, He wrote several books, including From where I sitand In the orchestra, Ruth Bonetti rated it really liked it May 01, Brymer was unusual in that he came from the world of amateur music and jazz, and brought to his orchestral playing a particularly warm and flexible tone.

I would wait with bated breath for his solos to begin.

With Brymer, the belly is a mere fraction more rotund than my personal preference.