New Orleans – Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden
I could not resist to post another audio clip from this wonderful recording session from California in October 1955.
Many musicians have played and recorded Hoagy Carmichael’s “New Orleans” and all these musicians had this 1955 recording in their mind while playing it. It is the ultimate melody phrasing of Bobby Hackett that has become a challenge to every serious jazz cornet or trumpet player.However, none has even come close to the Hackett standard.This made Hackett the ultimate jazz master in playing his sweet style of jazz.
Even today on the musac channels and even in supermakets one often hears a melody been played by strings intertwined with the intriguing brilliant improvisations of Bobby Hackett.
In this recording: Jack Teagarden trombone, Abe Lincoln trombone, Matty Matlock clarinet, Nappy Lamare guitar, Don Owens piano, Phil Stephens bass and Nick Fatool drums.