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Swinging Trumpet style

Bobby Hackett was able to lead a swinging New York style jazz group playing some of the old chestnuts, as well as sound wondrful with a melodic style of jazz Trumpet that was enjoyable backed by orchestra and strings. These selections are primarily Hackett with small combo playing tunes you would call Dixieland standards. There are also some selections that feature his ability to play a beautiful melody, some pop songs, and even blues. This album features Bobby Hackett and his Trumpet on tunes you will recognise and enjoy. It is not driving, feet stomping jazz similar to that played at Eddie Condon's in NYC. But it is very good Bobby Hackett.


Born: January 31, 1915 in Providence, RI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Bobby Hackett's mellow tone and melodic style offered a contrast to the brasher Dixieland-oriented trumpeters. Emphasizing his middle-register and lyricism, Hackett was a flexible soloist who actually sounded little like his main inspiration, Louis Armstrong. When Hackett first came up he was briefly known as "the new Bix" because of the similarity in his approach to that of Bix Beiderbecke, but very soon he developed his own distinctive sound. Originally a guitarist (which he doubled on until the...
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  • $5.99
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: Dec 25, 1999

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