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Al Hirt: Greatest Hits Series

Al Hirt

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Biography

Born: 07 November 1922 in New Orleans, LA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

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, and Ray McKinley) before returning to New Orleans in the late '40s and becoming involved in the Dixieland movement. He teamed up with clarinetist Pete Fountain on an occasional basis from 1955 on, and...
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Al Hirt: Greatest Hits Series, Al Hirt
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Dixieland
  • Released: 01 January 1990

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