Pete Fountain Presents the Best of Dixieland: Al Hirt

Pete Fountain Presents the Best of Dixieland: Al Hirt

by Al Hirt

CD

Overview

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 in their early prime quite inspired by each other's ideas. With the assistance of a fine rhythm section and the underrated trombonist Bob Havens, Hirt and Fountain romp through such numbers as "The Original Dixieland One-Step," "Royal Garden Blues," "Jazz Me Blues," and "South Rampart Street Parade." A special bonus is that Fountain takes very rare tenor solos on two songs, being showcased (and sounding like Eddie Miller) on "Washington and Lee Swing." Essential music for Dixieland fans.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/23/2001
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0731454936224
catalogNumber: 549362

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hirt   Primary Artist,Trumpet
Pete Fountain   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Bob Havens   Trombone
Roy Zimmerman   Piano
Paul Edwards   Drums

Technical Credits

Steve Allen   Composer
Pete Fountain   Liner Notes
Jelly Roll Morton   Composer
Ben Pollack   Composer
Ray Bauduc   Composer
Georg Brunis   Composer
Bob Haggart   Composer
Norman Granz   Producer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
Joe Jordan   Composer
Paul Mares   Composer
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Mel Stitzel   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Walter Melrose   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
George Crandall   Composer
Melville Stitzel   Composer

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