Al Hirt

Super Jazz 1

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This double LP features both the Al Hirt and Pete Fountain bands performing live during halftime at the 1976 Super Bowl. Trumpeter Hirt, heard on one of his best recordings in 15 years, leads a sextet featuring longtime clarinetist Pee Wee Spitelera on two lengthy numbers, plus a four-song "Salute to Satchmo" medley. Clarinetist Fountain (at the front of an octet that also stars tenor great Eddie Miller) romps on six swinging numbers, and the two bands jam together on "Perdido," "Basin Street Blues," and "Super Bowl Blues." Dixieland fans will want to pick up this often-overlooked gem.

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