David Krakauer: Clarinetist, Recording Artist

It is not often an album is so instantly alluring as David Krakauer’s “THE BIG PICTURE.”  David Krakaeur is a clarinetist extraordinaire and “The Big Picture” is his renditions of 12 songs from major movies throughout the years…and what a collection it is!  At the forefront is the clarinet, but what makes this record so great is how innovative Krakauer is at interpreting the songs.

Perhaps the most represented are songs from Woody Allen films: “Si Tu Vois Ma Mère” composed by Sidney Bechet which appeared in Midnight in Paris among others.  Variety is key here.  There’s Krakauer’s cover of “People,” made famous by Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl, flawlessly followed by the Sheldon Harnick & Jerry Bock song “Tradition” from Fiddler on the Roof.

All it took was listening to “THE BIG PICTURE” once and I knew Krakauer was an artist I had to speak to.  We hope you enjoy our heart-to-heart interview.

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