Kirby, John Sextet / Biggest Little Band In The Land
Album: Biggest Little Band In The Land   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kirby, John Sextet   Added:Feb 2013
Label:Classic Jazz  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-07-28 Pull Date: 2013-09-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 22 Sep 15 Sep 1 Aug 18 Aug 11 Aug 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 4 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 23, 2014: Jump, Jive, and Jazz
Boogie Woogie
4. Aug 30, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum
Mr Haydn Gets Hip
2. Sep 21, 2013: Music Casserole
Blue Skies
5. Aug 17, 2013: Music Casserole
B-Flat Special
3. Sep 13, 2013: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
The Peanut Vendor
6. Aug 16, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum
Down On The Himminent

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-06-03
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.
Picks: 1,3,8,10,18,20,21,22,23
~DJ Hash$wag~

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

Track Listing
1. Mr Haydn Gets Hip   13. Shoo Shoo Baby
2. B-Flat Special   14. John Kirby Special
3. Down On The Himminent   15. Perdido
4. The Birth Of The Blues   16. Kansas City Caboose
5. Original Dixieland One Step   17. Amor
6. Bugler's Dilemma   18. Double Talk
7. Blue Skies   19. Boogie Woogie
8. Rehearsin' For A Nervous Breakdown   20. Old Fashioned Love
9. Manhattan Serenade   21. Blues Petite
10. Sextet From Lucia De Lammermoor   22. The Peanut Vendor
11. Close Shave   23. Tweed Me Down
12. Move Over   24. 9:20 Special