Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Al Hirt applied his larger-than-life presence and blustering trumpet histrionics to become an icon of New Orleans style. He always had one foot firmly planted in the broad humor of vaudeville, making this brassy collaborat... more »
Al Hirt applied his larger-than-life presence and blustering trumpet histrionics to become an icon of New Orleans style. He always had one foot firmly planted in the broad humor of vaudeville, making this brassy collaboration with one-time femme fatale Ann-Margret as appropriate a collaboration as his lengthy guest shot as part of the show in the Chris Owens burlesque house on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The accompaniment on this freewheeling tribute to traditional jazz is topnotch, including the great vibraphonist Red Norvo, and Eddy Miller on tenor saxophone. Hirt shares the vocal chores with Ann-Margret and plays his heart out in an earnest, professional bit of showmanship. --John Swenson
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Al at his best
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The musical arrangements feature Al's horn at its best. The songs show his diversity, exceptional range, clear tones and why he was called the greatest trumpeter in the world. His singing adds to the appeal of this CD."
The sounds produced by Al Hirt and his band are top notch.
email@example.com | Toronto,Canada | 06/12/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The sounds of the song Java are electrifying, soothing and come from the strong stylings of a great player. We listen to this album everytime we go up to the cottage and the island dances to his beat when we play it!! No one is better than Al Hirt to conjur the sounds of Old Style New Orleans."
Not his best work. Should have left Ann Margaret off
jon sieruga | 09/22/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Ann Margaret's out of style vocals detract heavily from the Beautiful trumpet mastery of Al Hirt. Al also tries to sing here and it distracts from the magic of his trumpet. This is only for the collector who wants all Al's music. Get the more recent new releases of Honey In the Horn and Sugar Lips cd's first!"