1/18/2007, 2:58 p.m.
TheAssociatedPress
NEW ORLEANS  "Jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain says he will be back on the parade route on Mardi Gras this year .
"I can't wait, I missed the heck out of it all year long," Fountain said. "After 45 years you don't just give something up."
Fountain will be making his 46th trek from Commander's Palace to the French Quarter with the 165 members of his "Half-Fast Marching Club."