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by C. Andrew Hovan
For a myriad of reasons, it seems that the audience which supports a major portion of jazz music’s current fortunes knows little about the mainstream artists of the ‘40s and ‘50s. It’s as if anything that occurred before Charlie Parker hit becomes lost in the shuffle. Sure, these fans may be familiar with Duke Ellington or Count Basie, but that’s about the extent of things. And that’s unfortunate for musicians such as trumpeter Bobby Hackett, a name that is largely ...read more