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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

That Midnight Touch - Bobby Hackett

Enoch Light Presents
That Midnight Touch
Bobby Hackett with Strings
Originated and Produced by Enoch Light
Associate Producer: Julie Klages
Recording Chief Engineer: Robert Fine
Mastering: George Piros
Cover Art: Charles E. Murphy
Project 3 Total Sound
The Total Sound PR5006 M

From the back cover: To record Bobby Hackett and his cornet for the first time – as her really is. The emphasis is upon the melody. Bobby Hackett plays the cornet, that smaller, more mellow, more nimble relative of the trumpet (of which he is also a master) which, since classical times, has been a melody instrument. Then: a musical program consisting of some of the finest melodies ever written by such giants as George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Kurt Weill and Victor Young, among others. As a special bonus, Bobby Hackett in collaboration with arranger Lew Davies, has selected a few of the more unhackneyed tunes by these gifted composers, leading us into fresh melodic adventures, complementing – and complimenting – the stylings of Bobby Hackett.

From Billboard - May 20, 1967: Bobby Hackett switches his trumpet for a cornet, and plays with a string background. The result is a smooth melodic album with some punch. Marterial is familiar – "My Foolish Heart," "Laura," "September Song" and "Stars In My Eyes." The effect is with soothing and exciting.

My Foolish Heart (from "My Foolish Heart")
When You Awake
Emily (from "The Americanization of Emily)
I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest
September Song
The Touch Of Your Lips
All Too Soon
If You Were Only Mine
Stars In My Eyes

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