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Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Born: December 31, 1908 | Died: June 14, 1942

John Kirby led a most unusual group during the height of the big-band era, a sextet comprised of trumpeter Charlie Shavers, clarinetist Buster Bailey, altoist Russell Procope, pianist Billy Kyle, drummer O'Neil Spencer and his own bass. Although Shavers and Bailey could be quite extroverted, the tightly arranged ensembles tended to be very cool-toned and introverted yet virtuosic.

Kirby, originally a tuba player, switched to bass in 1930 when he joined Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra. He was one of the better bassists of the 1930s, playing with Henderson (1930-33 and 1935-36) and Chick Webb's big band (1933-35)....
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Featured recording “Complete Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings”

Complete Columbia & RCA Victor Recordings


2004
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    Echoes Of Harlem

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    1982
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    Rehearsin' For A Nervous Breakdown

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    Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm...

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