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.

2 comments:

Steve Paul said...

Hey, Bill, thanks for posting this.....

Happy In Bag said...

You're welcome, Steve. Alas, it's easier to find remnants of the old Kansas City jazz scene at YouTube than it is to uncover new gems.