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BOBBY HACKETT - More Ingredients

BOBBY HACKETT - More Ingredients
£12.99
CD / Product Number: RTR4208

This collection is a unique survey of the very best of Bobby Hackett, described as the most beautiful horn in the world.
Comparing top trumpeters, Louis Armstrong once declared that Bobby Hackett (1915-1976) had more ingredients. This generous Retrospective of the 27 finest tracks from his vintage years of 1938 to 1960 is an unrivalled demonstration of all those glorious ‘ingredients’: a broad generous tone with a depth to the sound celebrating its cornet origins, long tones decorated with a flirtatious vibrato, effortless mobility through the principal range of his instrument, and flawless elegance of expression (to quote another trumpeter, Digby Fairweather). The sequence covers a huge range of styles, going from when he first burst upon the jazz scene in the late 30s to immortal tracks from the 40s and 50s. There are six memorable collaborations with Jack Teagarden, while superb tracks with Frank Sinatra and Lee Wiley show his sensitivity as an accompanist. His lighter side is not ignored, with his celebrated Jackie Gleason sessions being represented, and even a final Hawaiian farewell!

Description

1. Embraceable You - Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra
2. I’m Coming, Virginia - Benny Goodman and His Orchestra
3. Ja-Da - Eddie Condon and His Windy City Seven

Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra
4. Clarinet Marmalade
5. Singin’ The Blues
6. But Not For Me

7. I Must Have That Man - Miff Mole and His Nicksieland Band
8. With A Song In My Heart - Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra
9. Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars
10. I’ve Got A Crush On You (With Frank Sinatra) - Axel Stordahl and Orchestra

The Bobby Hackett Quintet
11. Royal Garden Blues
12. What A Difference A Day Made
13. Fidgety Feet

14. Oh, Look At Me Now! (With Lee Wiley) - Joe Bushkin and His Swinging Strings
15. I Can’t Get Started - Jackie Gleason and Orchestra
16. That Old Black Magic - Soft Lights And Bobby Hackett

Bobby Hackett and His Jazz Band
17. New Orleans
18. Big Butter And Egg Man
19. I Guess I’ll Have To Change My Plans

Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra
20. Wolverine Blues
21. Lazy Mood
22. The Continental

Bobby Hackett and Jack Teagarden
23. Mama’s Gone, Goodbye
24. ’Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

Bobby Hackett and His Quartet
25. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
26. Swing That Music
27. Aloha Oe - Bobby Hackett and His Orchestra

Reviews of This Recording

With most compilation CD of jazz masters you could always pick fault with its content, wondering why certain things have been included or left out. In this instance I think the measure is about right. It covers the most informative years of Bobby's career and shows the listener the musician's capabilities. He was the perfect foil to other musicians around him. He was the consummate professional. He wasn't a 'powerhouse' player, his style being more lyrical and thoughtful, with lots of taste. The twenty-seven tracks contain an insight into his playing caerre with his Dixieland-style to his Big Band and also as an accompanist. This is a very enjoyable CD and one that I can recommend.
Pete Lay, Just Jazz