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Al Hirt

Al Hirt
Born: Nov 7, 1922 in New Orleans, LA
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Died: Apr 27, 1999 in New Orleans, LA
Genre: Jazz
Biography: A virtuoso on the trumpet, Al Hirt was often "overqualified" for the Dixieland and pop music that he performed. He studied classical trumpet at the Cincinnati Conservatory (1940-1943) and was influenced by the playing of Harry James. He freelanced in swing bands (including both Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, ...Read full biography
Al Hirt's Jazz Band Ball
Released: 1956
Critics' Rating:
This is one of the finest recordings ever of trumpeter Al Hirt and clarinetist Pete Fountain. A classic Dixieland set, it finds Hirt and Fountain in their early prime quite inspired by each other's ideas. ...Read full review
Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland: Al Hirt
Released: 1956
Label: GRP Records
Critics' Rating:
A straight CD reissue of Al Hirt's Jazz Band Ball from 1956, this is one of the finest recordings ever of trumpeter Al Hirt and clarinetist Pete Fountain. A classic Dixieland set, it finds Hirt and Fountain ...Read full review
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