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Godfrey Hirsch

A fixture in New Orleans for most years, Godfrey Hirsch was an excellent vibraphonist whose primary impact was Lionel Hampton. He began playing drums when he was 15 and analyzed percussion. The majority of his gigs over time had been low-profile engagements but Hirsch do tour with Louis Prima for any yr and Richard Himber’s big music group for three. After becoming area of the Dave Roberts Trio in 1943, he spent amount of time in the Military. Following his release, the flexible Hirsch spent 15 years within the personnel of WWL-CBS. In 1960 he became a member of Pete Fountain’s music group in New Orleans, playing vibes specifically. Hirsch made an appearance on a lot of Fountain’s Coral information and was from the clarinetist until his pension. Godfrey Hirsch experienced one possibility to lead his personal record day, an album documented during 1964-65 on Coral, At Pete’s Place.

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