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Most, Abe, Feb. 13, 1999

Most, Abe
Most, Abe


Clarinetist Abe Most was born in New York on February 27, 1920. Inspired by both Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, he began playing gigs at the age of 16. After leading a number of groups in the New York area he joined Les Brown where he played alto sax and sang in addition to playing his clarinet. Abe performed in the Los Angeles area after military service, returned to New York to work at the Hickory House, and then rejoined Les Brown on the west coast. Since the 1950s he has divided his time between studio work and jazz dates in the L.A. scene. One of his recent CD releases is “Abe Most Live.”

Abe was interviewed in Los Angeles on February 13, 1999, by Monk Rowe, Director of the Fillius Jazz Archive.


  • Creation: Feb. 13, 1999

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From the Collection: English

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