Friday, May 16, 2008

Music for a Rainy Friday Night

Bobby Hackett was Jackie Gleason's preferred soloist on the series of easy listening snoozefest LPs The Great One produced in the 50's. But Hackett really knew how to play the trumpet. Miles Davis admired his tone & way with a ballad. Hawaii Swings is something less than a classic jazz album, but a lot better than a novelty. Hackett assembled a fine band for the date including Bill Kahakalau on steel guitar, & Billy Bauer or Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar &/or ukulele. Here's three delightful pineapples in Real Audio.
Maui Chimes & Hapa Haole Hula Girl on this link.
Song of the Islands on this link.


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