Bob Haggart

Bob Haggart

American composer



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    Robert Sherwood Haggart was an American dixieland jazz double bass player, composer, and arranger. Although he is associated with dixieland, he was one of the finest rhythm bassists of the Swing Era.

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    Robert Sherwood Haggart (March 13, 1914 – December 2, 1998) was an American dixieland jazz double bass player, composer, and arranger. Although he is associated with dixieland, he was one of the finest rhythm bassists of the Swing Era.

    Music career


    In 1935, Haggart became a member of the Bob Crosby Band. He arranged and composed "Big Noise from Winnetka", "My Inspiration", "What's New?", and "South Rampart Street Parade". He remained with the band until it dissolved in 1942, then began working as session musician, with much of his time spent at Decca Records. He recorded with Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Ella Fitzgerald; his arrangements can be heard on Fitzgerald's album Lullabies of Birdland. Haggart also starred in several commercials for L&M cigarettes on the radio program "Gunsmoke", including the March 4, 1956 episode, "The Hunter".

    He and Yank Lawson formed the Lawson-Haggart Band, and they also led the World's Greatest Jazz Band from 1968 until 1978. He appeared at jazz festivals until his death on December 2, 1998 in Venice, Florida.

    Discography


    Strictly from Dixie (MGM, 1960)

    Big Noise from Winnetka (Command, 1962)

    Live at the Roosevelt Grill (Atlantic, 1970)

    What's New? (Atlantic, 1971)

    Makes a Sentimental Journey (Jazzology, 1980)

    Enjoys Carolina in the Morning (Jazzology, 1981)

    A Portrait of Bix (Jazzology, 1986)

    Enjoy Yourself! (Audiophile, 1986) with Maxine Sullivan, Ike Isaacs featuring Dardanelle, Sil Austin, Dan Wall

    Hag Leaps In (Arbors, 1995)

    The All-Stars at Bob Haggart's 80th Birthday Party (Arbors, 2002)

    The Piano Giants at Bob Haggart's 80th Birthday Party (Arbors, 2002)

    The Music of Bob Haggart (Arbors, 2002)

    Further reading


    Kragting, Ben (1994). "Bob Haggart Interview (Part 1)". Doctor Jazz Magazine (in Dutch) (145): 10–13.

    Kragting, Ben (1994). "Bob Haggart Interview (Part 2)". Doctor Jazz Magazine (in Dutch) (146): 10–15.

    External links


    Bob Haggart discography at Discogs

    Bob Haggart at IMDb

    Bob Haggart recordings at the Discography of American Historical Recordings.

    Yank Lawson and Bob Haggart: Profiles in Jazz by Scott Yanow

    Bob Haggart at Find a Grave

    Bob Haggart Interview NAMM Oral History Library (1995)

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