Michelle – Bobby Hackett

A mellow, romantic ballad in a classic swing style. Instead of a lead sheet, we have a melody and solo transcription for an in-depth look at how Bobby Hackett interpreted his own song.

Bobby Hackett

January 31, 1915 – June 7, 1976

Revered as a tasteful swing stylist and romantic balladeer, Bobby Hackett worked with many of the masters of swing, trad jazz, and their derived style of "mainstream" jazz. His major influences were Bix Beiderbecke and Louis Armstrong; he regularly played alongside Armstrong through the late 1940s and '50s. Hackett's solo on the Jerry Gray standard A String Of Pearls, with Glenn Miller's big band in 1941, is perhaps his best known recording. Read more...

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