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by Elliott Simon
Al Hirt King Of Bourbon Street Tomato Records 2005
Blowing one of the most potent horns since the Biblical Joshua led a septet outside Jericho, the late Al Hirt (1922-1999) has left us with a trumpet legacy characterized by a singular blend of power and precision. A master of myriad styles, Hirt defied categorization and was as much at home recording a hit pop song as he was restyling a standard or blowing hot ...read more
by AAJ Staff
In memory of the late great Al Hirt who left us last April,1999, I present this CD Brassman's Holiday I like everything about this CD including the cover which shows Al all decked out with his etched art deco Leblanc horn in front of the paddle boat the Mississippi Queen". This is Al in his prime (1963) featuring his then famous sextet. He truly was back in those days The King of the trumpet and of the Mardi Gras.
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by AAJ Staff
This CD is Dixieland Jazz at it's finest ! But then if you know anything about New Orleans type jazz, you know that the names Al Hirt & Pete Fountain are synonymous to all for Traditional New Orleans/ Dixieland music and also with the trumpet and clarinet respectively. Amen and Amen.
I just checked at one of our local malls here in my hometown, yes you can still purchase this CD at one of the many record shops located in ...read more