[Dixielandjazz] Ever heard someone who sounded like Al Hirt?

Bob Cassady bcassady at booze-bros.com
Fri Sep 16 21:13:32 PDT 2005

Yup - go to http://www.booze-bros.com/james_davis.html

Tell us what you think...

> Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 22:50:48 -0400
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> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Ever heard someone who sounded like Al Hirt?
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> One of my long standing trumpet heroes was/is Al Hirt.  I can't say I've
> ever heard anyone who sounded exactly like him, either his sound or his
> overall style, particularly when he played Dixie. The way he approached
> notes, his often pyrotechnic approach to playing licks, everything seemed
> unique. I wonder where he got the model for his approach.
> I do notice that listening to his Dan's Pier 600 stuff from the 50's and
> comparing it to his playing from the 60's, there seems to be an evolution
> his playing.
> Anyone ever heard someone they thought sounded like Hirt?
> Robert Pulliam

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