Thursday, January 1, 2009
Andy Kirk- Blue Clarinet Stomp
This is the sound of Kansas City eighty years ago. The Andy Kirk session was recorded at WDAF's studios at the Kansas City Star. According to Frank Driggs' and Charles Haddix's Kansas City Jazz: From Ragtime to Bebop- a History, that's Claude "Fiddler" Williams on fiddle, John Harrington on clarinet, John Williams on baritone saxophone, Bill Dirvin on guitar, Kirk on tuba and Ed "Crackshot" McNeil on drums. Harry "Big Jim" Lawson scats.