Bobby Hackett

Plays Tony Bennett's Greatest Hits

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Throughout his career, Hackett was in demand for a wide variety of studio dates due to his highly appealing tone on cornet. He was utilized by Jackie Gleason for a series of commercially successful mood music albums and spent a period touring with Tony Bennett. In tribute to Bennett, Hackett recorded ten songs associated with the singer. Unfortunately, all of these renditions clock in at three minutes or less, making for a 28-minute LP, and none of the performances wander far from the melodies, which include such dubious material as "Put On a Happy Face," "Stranger In Paradise" and of course "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." Pass this one by.