Five Solos by Hal McKusick

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Yesterday, I was thinking about the late Hal McKusick. So I thought I'd share five clips with you of Hal playing solos:

Here's Hal on also saxophone playing Don't Worry About Me...



Here's Hal on You're Everywhere...



Here's Hal playing I'm Glad There Is You on clarinet...



Here's Hal on alto saxophone playing Irresistible You...



Here's Hal playing alto saxophone on Give 'Em Hal...



Bonus: Here's Hal in the early 1960s on TV's I've Got a Secret. He's on our right on the bandstand and on our right when the musicians gather behind Steve Allen. You have to be fast to catch Hal's great sense of humor, like when he says, “Not the way we play it"...

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