2 LPs ON 1 CD
The unforgettable Jack Teagarden and Bobby Hackett formed a wonderful musical partnership. They first recorded together in 1938 and worked as a team on plenty of occasions. This CD contains their very best!! It compiles in their entirety their LPs Coast Concert (which was actually a studio recording) and Jazz Ultimate, considered by most critics and jazz lovers to be the summit of their sessions together.
4 1/2 All Music Guide: Coast Concert
“In the 1950s, Bobby Hackett's pretty tone was often utilized on mood music albums, most notably by Jackie Gleason, but he never lost his ability to play hot jazz, and in the fall of 1955 he was part of the Dixieland Jubilee presented by Frank Bull and Gene Norman at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles –also featured on the program was Hackett's longtime colleague Jack Teagarden, who was in superb form at this point in his career. The results of that concert were so felicitous that Capitol Records OK'd the recording of Coast Concert. The top-notch players really inspire each other with some heated ensembles and creative solo work, and the result is one of Hackett's finest sessions of the 1950s. It had no small effect on Teagarden's career as well –Capitol ended up doing a quartet of follow-up albums by the legendary trombonist/singer, cut between January 1956 and April of 1958.” (Scott Yanow & Bruce Eder)
JACK TEAGARDEN, trombone & vocals BOBBY HACKETT, cornet
On all tracks, plus:
1-10: COAST CONCERT (Capitol T962)
Abe Lincoln (tb), Matty Matlock (cl), Don Owens (p), Nappy Lamare (g, bj),
Phil Stephens (b, tu), Nick Fatool (d).
Los Angeles, October 18 & 19, 1955.
11-23: JAZZ ULTIMATE (Capitol ST933)
Peanuts Hucko (cl, ts), Ernie Caceres (bar, cl),
Gene Schroeder (p), Billy Bauer (g), Jack Lesberg (b), Buzzy Drootin (d).
Riverside Plaza Hotel, New York, September 16, 1957.
01 STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE 3:02
02 MUSKRAT RAMBLE 3:02
03 NEW ORLEANS 2:56
04 BASIN STREET BLUES 4:40
05 ST. JAMES INFIRMARY 4:33
06 THAT’S A PLENTY 4:31
07 I WANT A BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN 3:13
08 FIDGETY FEET 3:07
09 ROYAL GARDEN BLUES 4:55
10 I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN 3:22
11 INDIANA 2:59
12 IT’S WONDERFUL 4:00
13 WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS 3:33
14 ‘S WONDERFUL 2:46
15 BABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME 3:06
16 I FOUND A NEW BABY 2:44
17 MAMA’S GONE, GOODBYE 2:47
18 OH BABY 2:30
19 SUNDAY 2:30
20 EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY 2:28
21 55th AND BROADWAY 3:41
22 INDIANA [mono master] 3:00
23 55th AND BROADWAY [mono master] 4:59
TOTAL TIME: 78:04