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Monday, January 22, 2018

The Most Beautiful Horn In The World - Bobby Hackett

The Most Beautiful Horn In The World
Bobby Hackett and His Cornet
With Glenn Osser's Orchestral Pipe Organ Moods
Produced by Bob Morgan
Cover Photo: Columbia Records Photo Studio - Henry Parker
Notes by Curtis F. Brown
Columbia Records CS 8529
1962

Available from online vendors so I will not be posting a sample. Presented here to share the cover and note excerpts.

From the back cover: Now, The Most Beautiful Horn In The World again presents Hackett in an unusual setting. Glenn-Osser and Fred Mendelsohn accompany Bobby on a four-manual pipe organ in Osser's warm enveloping, multi-layered arrangements. Mendelsohn suggests violins, Osser hints at violas and cellos. With further enrichment of piano (Dave McKenna), bass (Joe Williams), drums (Jake Hanna) and guitar (Al Casamenti), the resultant sound is as restful as its technical conception is ingenious.

Also from the back cover: Born in Providence, Rhode Island, at fourteen Bobby was playing guitar, banjo and violin with small restaurant combos and hotel orchestras. After appearing with such outstanding men as Teddy Roy and Pee Wee Russell in various clubs, he went to New York where he later joined Glenn Miller, playing guitar and trumpet. Besides his work with Gleason, in recent years Bobby Hackett has been on the musical staffs of two major networks. Evenings are sometimes spent jamming with neighbor Dizzie Gillespie.

From Billboard - February 17, 1962: A strong entry in the mood album area. Hackett's mellifluous trumpet is surrounded by two organs, piano, bass, drums and guitar in gently paced, sweet-sounding arrangements which occasionally give Hackett a chance to show off his virtuosity. Fine tracks are "Love Letter," "Lazy Afternoon," " It's Magic" and "Indian Summer." Dealers can recommend to bachelors as music to woo by.

Lazy Afternoon
Can't Get Out Of This Mood
Love Letters
Moonlight In Vermont
Like Someone In Love
Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Blue Is the Night
Chances Are
It's Magic
When I Fall In Love
Midnight Sun
Indian Summer

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