John Kirby & His Orchestra

1941

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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."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
feat: John Kirby
01:50 Amazon
2
feat: John Kirby
02:28 Amazon
3
feat: John Kirby
02:48 Amazon
4
feat: John Kirby
02:22 Amazon
5
feat: John Kirby
03:01 Amazon
6
feat: John Kirby
02:57 Amazon
7
feat: John Kirby
03:04 Amazon
8
feat: John Kirby
03:07 Amazon
9
feat: John Kirby
02:37 Amazon
10
feat: John Kirby
02:22 Amazon
11
feat: John Kirby
02:27 Amazon
12
feat: John Kirby
02:43 Amazon
13
feat: John Kirby
02:47 Amazon
14
feat: John Kirby
02:27 Amazon
15
feat: John Kirby
01:48 Amazon
16
feat: John Kirby
01:42 Amazon
17
feat: John Kirby
02:00 Amazon
18
feat: John Kirby
02:29 Amazon
19
feat: John Kirby
02:42 Amazon
20
feat: John Kirby
02:07 Amazon
21
feat: John Kirby
03:04 Amazon
22
feat: John Kirby
01:52 Amazon
23
feat: John Kirby
03:30 Amazon
24
feat: John Kirby
03:47 Amazon
25
feat: John Kirby
02:29 Amazon
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