Al Hirt

Al Hirt

Al Hirt

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Sugar Lips
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Oh, Didn't He Ramble
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I'm Goin' Home
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Wolverine Blues
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South Rampart Street Parade

Albums

  • Mack the Knife

    Jan 2020 • 1 song

  • Java (French Quarter Version)
  • The Al Hirt Collection

    Feb 2018 • 60 songs

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  • Al Hirt

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    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 became famous by the end of the decade. An outstanding technician with a wide r...

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