LOOKS LIKE FUN! “JAZZ ME BLUES,” BOBBY HACKETT, 1938

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.)

2 responses to “LOOKS LIKE FUN! “JAZZ ME BLUES,” BOBBY HACKETT, 1938

  1. FAN DAMN TASTIC I’m a Bix fan and Bobby Hackett does a great job here with that song. Love Eddie Condon and ernie Caceres can blow that stick!!! Thanks for the video.

  2. Hans Eekhoff

    I originally uploaded this video on YouTube, having transferred and digitalised it from my copy of the 16mm film “The Saturday Night Swing Club”. I also uploaded the rest of this film in sections; featuring the Leith Stevens Orchestra and drummer Chauncey Morehouse. It is not clear who the pianist, bassist and drummer are in this clip although for the latter many names have been suggested (Davey Tough, Chauncey Morehouse, Buzzy Drootin, Danny Alvin a.o – but they are all incorrect. I do not know what the drummer in Hackett’s big band, Andy Picardi, looked like; maybe it’s him. It could very well be an anonymous studio drummer – but I don’t think so. This guy is too jazzy to have remained unknown.

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