|Kirby, John Sextet / Biggest Little Band In The Land|
|Album:||Biggest Little Band In The Land||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Kirby, John Sextet||Added:||02/2013|
|Add Date:||2013-07-28||Pull Date:||2013-09-29||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||22 Sep||15 Sep||1 Sep||18 Aug||11 Aug||4 Aug|
|1.||Tue, 23 Dec 14:||Trish|
Jump, Jive, and Jazz
|4.||Fri, 30 Aug 13:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum
|2.||Sat, 21 Sep 13:||Eme O|
|5.||Sat, 17 Aug 13:||Eme O|
|3.||Fri, 13 Sep 13:||Hervey Okkles|
Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
|6.||Fri, 16 Aug 13:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum
Artist: Kirby, John Sextet|
Album: Biggest Little Band In The Land
Details: Jazz Ensemble from 30's and 40's. Kirby and friends exude spectacular musicianship setting the bar sky high with originals, a few classics, and jazz standards remade. No vocals.
1. (2:14) Fast, An awesome jazz rendition of Haydn's Surprise Symphony #94 Mvt.2.
2. (5:14) Slow, walking bass with nice clarinet and alto sax solos.
3. (2:27) Fast, minor key, the sextet showcases how well they perform an ensemble piece. Very groovy and short.
4. (3:17) Mid, Piano solo, later heavy on muted trumpet and clarinet. Punchy.
5. (2:28) Fast, Plays Dixie at the very end.
6. (2:30) Fast, long muted bugle driven, minor key.
7. (3:21) Mid, Blue Skies all jazzed up. Kirby and the gang definetly make it their own.
8. (3:41) Fast, certainly a 'Nervous Breakdown'. Great alto solo and drum solo near the end.
9. (2:25) Slow, a short and dreamy melody.
10. (2:13) Mid, jazzy rendition of the famous Sextet from the 1835 tragic opera Lucia de Lammermoor, the sextet captures the beauty of the original with their own style. Fades out.
11. (2:41) Mid, Bouncy and light, clarinet solo
12. (2:56) Mid, Muted trumpet solo, more Lo-fi than other tracks
13. (3:36) Mid, good swing speed, carrying harmony and succession of solos, much more laid back than other songs
14. (3:07) Mid, piano solo, Kirby takes over with a bouncy and intriguing walking bass line.
15. (3:40) Slow, sexy muted trumpet followed by a dancing clarinet solo then alto.
16. (2:10) Mid, psuedo-latin jazz feel.
17. (3:52) Mid-slow, very romantic
18. (2:13) Mid-fast, great clarinet melody and classic conclusion
19. (2:53) Fast, traditional bass line, too fast for swing but boogieing is just divine.
20. (3:20) Mid, a happy melody, solos in succession, starts good and gets even better.
21. (4:48) Slow, Melancholy, intro reminiscent of Sheherezade(Rimsky-Korsakov), evolves into blues
22. (2:23) Fast, a busy city rhythm, evolves into latin
23. (2:42) Mid, groovy melody, muted trumpet solo
24. (2:54) mid, reserved, building conclusion