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Writing an essay on this song and I can't seem to figure out the instruments playing on this youtube video and want to make sure I get it correct.

Beginning at 0:00 - 0:04. Before Sinatra sings.
0:17 - 0:20. Is this the same instrument in the introduction?
1:20 - 1:26. Clarinet?
1:50 - 1:58. Trumpet?
2:08 - 2:11. Clarinet?

Thank you so much in advance!

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The intro sounds a lot like a celesta, the sound is a bit too muted to be any mallet instrument. Searching for "Sinatra" on that wikipedia page actually confirms this.

The "solo" instruments in the band bits are clarinet and muted trombone, most likely. (The vibrato seems too big to be anything else.)

While the latter seems to be a brave guess, given that the sound almost smooth enough to be a string instrument, I managed to find a video of the same song, where we can see that it is, indeed, the trombone.

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