Benny Goodman’s Clarinet

Late in his career, jazz musician Benny Goodman favored a Parisian “licorice stick” as his instrument of choice

Goodman played the clarinet even "during the commercial breaks of the World Series," according to one of his daughters. (Bettmann / Corbis)
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Editor's note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Mozart composed only two clarinet works. This version has been updated.

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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer who previously wrote the "Object at Hand" column in Smithsonian magazine.

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