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by John Kirby & His OrchestraJohn Kirby & His Orchestra


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Recorded in 1941 when the John Kirby Sextet was at the height of its powers and popularity, this album consists of 14 mostly brief performances cut as radio transcriptions. Clocking in between 1:47 and 3:05, the selections feature concise solos from trumpeter Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Buster Bailey, altoist Russell Procope and pianist Billy Kyle, plus the group's trademark cool sound and flawless work on some rather tricky arrangements. Among the more memorable numbers are "Ida," "Coquette," "Front and Center," "Dawn on the Desert" and "Original Dixieland One Step."

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/11/1994
Label: Ghb Jazz Foundation
UPC: 0762247401421
catalogNumber: 14
Rank: 93894


  1. Ida! Sweet as Apple Cider
  2. Peanut Vendor Boogie
  3. Then I'll Be Happy
  4. Rustle of Spring
  5. Twentieth Century Closet
  6. Milumbu
  7. Coquette
  8. Front and Center
  9. One Alone
  10. Rustle of Spring
  11. Close Shave
  12. Dawn on the Desert
  13. Frasquita Serenade
  14. Original Dixieland One-Step
  15. Royal Garden Blues
  16. Bounce of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  17. Blue Fantasy
  18. Beethoven Riffs On
  19. Charlie's Prelude
  20. Whirlaway
  21. Rose Room
  22. Arabian Nightmare
  23. It Feels So Good
  24. Echoes of Harlem
  25. Rehearsin' for a Nervous Breakdown

Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Kirby & His Orchestra   Primary Artist
John Kirby   Bass,Tuba,String Bass
Charlie Shavers   Trumpet
Russell Procope   Alto Saxophone
Billy Kyle   Piano

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
John Kirby   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Joe Jordan   Composer
Eddie Leonard   Composer
Moisés Simóns   Composer
Russell Robinson   Composer
Marion Sunshine   Composer
Eddie Munson   Composer

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