[Dixielandjazz] Al Hirt: Not jazz?

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Tue Jan 23 11:33:40 PST 2007

What a bunch of BS.  Al Hirt was a great Jazz musician.  So he had 
phenomenal technique and had some pop hits in the  60s.  That did not make 
him "Not a Jazz musicians."

Sometimes I wonder...

--Bob Ringwald

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Fr M J (Mike) Logsdon" <mjl at ix.netcom.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 11:08 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Al Hirt: Not jazz?

> This, from a blurb from a new Hirt CD 
> (http://www.worldsrecords.com/cgi-bin/storeR.cgi?cart_id=01-23-07.wrnr1.13019&specific=itemcode&phrase=60077):
> "This CD assembles selections from Al Hirt's four-decade career and 
> celebrates the joy in music. Al Hirt was an insturmental pop phenomenon 
> during the 60's - a pop, commercial musician, and had a succesful format. 
> He is not a jazz trumpet and never was a jazz trumpet."
> Maybe not ONLY jazz, but not jazz at all?  Would Mr Hirt agree with this?,
> --
> Etc,
> Fr M J (Mike) Logsdon, Vicar-general
> North American Old Roman Catholic Church (Utrecht Succession)
> Archdiocese of California
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