He calls himself "The Invisible Clarinetist" since he never really achieved the kind of fame or notoriety he might have liked.
This story is about his musical life and about some of the people who have come to share and enrich it. Music has always been his first love but his wife and family of ten children had to be his first priority, and raising ten kids is another book all by itself.
This book celebrates his musical life as he lived it. This accountability, as he calls it, is dedicated and intended for his children, so they know how hard he had to work to support them and accounted for why he wasn't around much while they were growing up. He had to work day jobs plus playing the music at night.
I guess if he had to blame someone for what some people may call neglect, or child abuse, it would have to be Benny Goodman the great Chicago jazz clarinetist. He heard an early recording of Benny with the Ben Pollack band and fell in love with his hot playing.