John Carroll Kirby ‘Oropendola’

Energized by a trip to Costa Rica during which he jammed with local musicians after sunset, pianist John Carroll Kirby fills us in on his adventure on the Calypso-influenced song “Oropendola.”

“The oropendola is a very cool bird that lives in a sac-like hanging nest,” Kirby explains. “There was a tree full of them outside where I stayed that woke me up every morning at 5 a.m., so I had to write a song about them.” 

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