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Complete Live at the Voyager Room
     

Complete Live at the Voyager Room

by Bobby Hackett
 
During 1956-1958, cornetist Bobby Hackett led one of his most advanced groups. Usually associated with conventional Dixieland and swing for which his horn sounded unusually lyrical and melodic, Hackett with this sextet performed a more adventurous and unpredictable brand of small group swing, not only playing standards but Django

Overview

During 1956-1958, cornetist Bobby Hackett led one of his most advanced groups. Usually associated with conventional Dixieland and swing for which his horn sounded unusually lyrical and melodic, Hackett with this sextet performed a more adventurous and unpredictable brand of small group swing, not only playing standards but Django Reinhardt's "Swing 39," a few Willie "The Lion" Smith songs, and even Benny Golson's "Whisper Not" (though this version has a few particularly odd notes in the melody statement). With Bob Wilber on reeds, John Dengler on tuba and bass sax (with no string bass being used), and Dick Cary often contributing the arrangements, Hackett's horn was heard in a unique setting. The music would ultimately not be influential and the band made no studio recordings, breaking up altogether in 1958, but it served as an interesting departure in Hackett's career. This double-CD has all of the existing recordings of the group. While the performances had all been released previously, the sound is better this time around and the performances remain quite intriguing. Starting with a sextet comprised of Hackett, Wilbur, Ernie Caceres on clarinet and baritone, pianist Pinie Caceres, Dengler, and drummer Buzzy Drottin, the group evolved with Dick Hafer taking Caceres' place, Dick Cary taking over on piano, and in 1957, Tom Gwaltney on clarinet and vibes succeeding Wilbur. Very interesting music.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/20/2008
Label:
Lonehill Jazz Spain
UPC:
8436019582718
catalogNumber:
10271
Rank:
129346

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bobby Hackett   Primary Artist,Cornet
Bob Wilber   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vibes
Dick Cary   Piano,Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,E Flat Horn
Ernie Caceres   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Pinie Caceres   Piano
John Dengler   Tuba,Bass Saxophone
Buzzy Drootin   Drums
Tommy Gwaltney   Clarinet,Vibes
Dick Hafer   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Nat Ray   Drums

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Chu Berry   Composer
Bud Freeman   Composer
Stéphane Grappelli   Composer
Bobby Hackett   Composer
Kid Ory   Composer
Oscar Pettiford   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Dick Cary   Arranger,Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Pinie Caceres   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Benny Golson   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Willie "The Lion" Smith   Composer
Juan Tizol   Composer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Willard Robison   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Ray Mayer   Composer
Jackie Burks   Composer
John Golden   Composer
Raymond Hubbell   Composer
Profit   Composer
Morton James   Liner Notes
Lengsfelder   Composer

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