"Al Hirt" was an American trumpeter and bandleader. He is best remembered for his million-selling recordings of "Java (composition)/Java" and the accompanying album Honey in the Horn (1963), and for the theme song to The Green Hornet (TV series)/The Green Hornet. His nicknames included "Jumbo" and "The Round Mound of Sound". Hirt was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in November 2009.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous musicians! More Al Hirt on Wikipedia.
[He could belt out traditional blues and jazz with the best of them, but - to the dismay of jazz purists - he would also record pop tunes that sold millions of albums.] I'm a pop commercial musician, and I've got a successful format, ... If you have the ability to perform your musical idea, you become a good jazz player.Al Hirt