Oh, the golden days — not only for the music, but for those extraordinary tuxedos. Bobby Hackett, cornet (and sideways glances); Brad Gowans, valve trombone; Ernie Caceres, clarinet; Eddie Condon, guitar. The showy drummer turns up in another Hackett-related film clip from the same period: is he Andy Picardi, who played in Hackett’s big band? The pianist and bassist are mysteries, although they do their jobs well. Studio players, perhaps?
Take me back to 1938! (Thanks to Bob Erwig, who posted this clip on Dailymotion.)