Corky Hale: The Swinging Harp - JazzWax

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May 24, 2012


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Wow, Corky! Charlie Mariano once told me that he adored her. Harp sounds can be pretty syrupy, but Miss Hale's backing of Tony Bennett is simply superb, tasteful and unobtrusive. I guess Johnny Carson never forgot this sexy lesson. Love her flashy vocals as well. Did you know she did a funk record ("Harp Beat") with Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Jay Leonhardt, Dennis Wilson and others?

Pat Gannon

TOO COOL, Corky Hale! We love you and your harp playing!!!

Donn Trenner

WOW!! What an amazing sight!! Just because: I still LOVE you and let's do another duo somewhere. Your house or mine. Love to Mike.

Donn (Like in Trenner)

John Cooper

They were a great pair!

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