Bobby Hackett & His Orchestra / Bobby Hackett Orchestra

The Hackett Horn

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This set of 16 songs has been reissued intact several times. It includes 12 of the first 16 songs cut at dates led by cornetist Bobby Hackett, featuring a pair of hot combos and a larger big band (why are the other four rewarding sides always left out?) along with two Bix-associated songs recorded under the sponsorship of bandleader Horace Heidt and a pair of jams from a set led by critic Leonard Feather. Throughout, Hackett (then barely in his mid-20s) shows why his original reputation as "the new Bix" never quite fit. Even this early in his career his pretty tone was distinctive. Among the other stars of these swing/trad performances are trombonists George Brunies and Brad Gowans, and clarinetists Pee Wee Russell and Joe Marsala.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:33
2
2:47
3 2:56
4 2:39
5 2:27
6 2:58
7 2:27
8 2:33
9
2:42
10 3:13
11 2:56
12 2:59
13 2:42
14
3:35
15 2:42
16 3:10
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