During the 1950s and ’60s, Hackett toured a great deal with Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman and Tony Bennett.
It was noteworthy that Bobby made several “mood music” recordings in those days
He recorded his own name 10 albums for Capitol label during the period of 1953 to 1959.
Also He began to join Jackie Gleason’s Easy Listening albums for Capitol label.
As a result his mellow sound enhanced world-wide reputation.
In fact Bobby Hackett first met Jackie Gleason in 1942.
At the time Gleason told Hackett that he wanted to record his smooth cornet playing with a string section.
A decade later Gleason realized his dream with Bobby Hackett.
Eventually Bobby Hackett became the pioneer of Easy Listening.
His mellow sound would been brought some supermarket and department store shoppers, diners, elevator riders, doctors’ office visitors comfort.
Here is Bobby Hackett plays “Rendezvous” (full album)
Here is Jackie Gleason The Complete Sessions Bobby Hackett Vol.I.
Here is Jackie Gleason The Complete Sessions Bobby Hackett Vol. 2.