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Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Born: April 1, 1920 | Died: May 12, 2004

At one point in time, John LaPorta looked like he was going to be one of the leading clarinetists in modern jazz. His cool tone and very advanced style (influenced by Lennie Tristano) seemed to be making him the Lee Konitz of the clarinet.

LaPorta showed great promise as a reedman, particularly for his skills as a bebop and Third Stream clarinetist, but chose to sidestep into the educator's chair. One of his first professional gigs was with Bob Chester's swing band, beginning in 1942. In '44 he joined the Herman aggregation and remained for two years, making his own imprint on what became a classic big- band sound. His taste and technique were impeccable on alto and tenor saxes and clarinet....
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Featured recording “Jazz Moods/ Charles Mingus John Leporta”

Jazz Moods/ Charles Mingus John Leporta

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1954
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    Theme and Variations

    Fantasy Jazz
    2003
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    Theme And Variations

    Challenge Jazz
    2002
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    The Clarinet Artistry Of John LaPorta

    Challenge Jazz
    1983
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    Conceptions

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    1983
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