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Devoted to "adoration of the melody", trumpeter-cornetist Ruby Braff forged a timeless style, at once lyrical, fluent and personal. Geoffrey Smith highlights some classic recordings from his fifty-year career.
Geoffrey Smith's Jazz, a personal journey taking in great musicians and great music.

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  • Mel Powell Trio

    Thigamagig

    • Mel Powell Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid Jazz.
    • 8.
  • Vic Dickenson, Steve Jordan, Ruby Braff, Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV & Les Erskine

    Keeping Out Of Mischief Now

    • The Essential Vic Dickenson.
    • Vanguard.
    • 2.
  • Ruby Braff

    Romance In The Dark Jazz

    • Linger Awhile.
    • Vanguard.
    • 8.
  • Richard Rodgers

    Where Or When

    Performer: Ellis Larkins. Performer: Ruby Braff.
    • Ellis Larkins and Ruby Braff.
    • Vanguard.
    • 2.
  • Ruby Braff, Benny Morton, Pee Wee Russell, Dick Hafer & Nat Pierce

    Marie

    • Three Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • 5.
  • Ruby Braff & Mundell Lowe

    This Is My Lucky Day

    • Three Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • 16.
  • The Ruby Braff, George Barnes Quartet

    Struttin' With Some Barbecue

    • Live at the New School.
    • Chiaroscuro.
    • 5.
  • Ruby Braff, Milt Hinton, Dave McKenna & Dick Hyman

    Someday

    • Satchmo Remembered.
    • Atlantic.
    • 2.
  • Ruby Braff, Scott Hamilton, Howard Alden & Frank Tate

    Heartaches

    • Ruby Braff and his New England Songhounds Vol. 2.
    • Concord Jazz.
    • 4.
  • Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins

    This Years Kisses

    • Calling Berlin Vol.1.
    • Arbors.
    • 11.
  • Ruby Braff, Brian Lemon, Allan Ganley

    It'S The Same Old South

    • Braff Plays Wimbledon: The First Set.
    • Zephyr.
    • 7.
  • Ruby Braff, Samuel Margolis, Vic Dickenson, Nat Pierce & Walter Page

    When You Wish Upon A Star

    • Linger Awhile.
    • Vanguard.
    • 9.

Ruby Braff

TITLE                 THIGAMAGIG

Artists:             Mel Powell

Composers:     Mel Powell

Album Title:    Four Classic Albums Plus

Label:              Avid AMSC1063

Performers:     Ruby Braff (trumpet); Mel Powell (piano); Bobby Donaldson (drums)

 

 

TITLE               KEEPING OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW

Artists:             Vic Dickenson

Composers:     Fats Waller, Andy Razaf

Album Title:    The Essential Vic Dickenson

Label:              Vanguard VCD99

Performers:     Vic Dickenson (trombone); Edmond Hall (clarinet); Ruby Braff (trumpet); Steve Jordan (guitar); Walter Page (bass); Sir Charles Thompson (piano); Les Erskine (drums)

 

 

TITLE               ROMANCE IN THE DARK

Artists:             Ruby Braff

Composers:     Lil Green

Album Title:    Linger Awhile

Label:              Vanguard VCD 79608-2

Performers:     Ruby Braff (trumpet); Samuel Margolis (tenor sax/clarinet); Vic Dickenson (trombone) ; Nat Pierce (piano); Walter Page (bass) ; Jo Jones (drums)

 

TITLE               WHERE OR WHEN

Artists:             Ellis Larkins & Ruby Braff

Composers:     Rodgers, Hart

Album Title:    Ellis Larkins and Ruby Braff: Duets Vol.1

Label:              Vanguard VCD 79609-2

Performers:     Ruby Braff (cornet); Ellis Larkins (piano)

 

 

TITLE               MARIE

Artists:             Ruby Braff

Composers:     Irving Berlin

Album Title:    Three Classic Albums Plus

Label:              Avid AMSC1011;

Performers:     Ruby Braff (trumpet);  Benny Morton (trombone);  Pee Wee Russell (clarinet);  Dick Hafer (tenor sax);  Nat Pierce (piano);  Steve Jordan (guitar);  Walter Page (bass); Buzzy Drootin (drums).

 

 

TITLE               THIS IS MY LUCKY DAY

Artists:             Ruby Braff

Composers:     Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson

Album Title:    Three Classic Albums Plus

Label:              Avid AMSC1011

Performers:     Ruby Braff (trumpet);  Roy Eldridge (trumpet);  Hank Jones (piano);  Mundell Lowe (guitar);  Leonard Gaskin (bass);  Don Lamond (drums)

 

 

TITLE               STRUTTIN’ WITH SOME BARBECUE

Artists:             Ruby Braff & George Barnes Quartet

Composers:     Louis Armstrong

Album Title:    Live at the New School

Label:              Chiarascuro  CR 126-A

Performers:     Ruby Braff (cornet); George Barnes (electric guitar); Wayne Wright (guitar); Mike Moore (bass).

 

TITLE               SOMEDAY

Artists:             Dick Hyman & band

Composers:     Louis Armstrong

Album Title:    Satchmo Remembered

Label:              Atlantic K 50161

Performers:     Ruby Braff (cornet); Dick Hyman (piano); Milt Hinton (bass); Carmen Mastren (guitar);  Bobby Rosengarden (drums)

 

TITLE               HEARTACHES

Artists:             Ruby Braff

Composers:     Al Hoffman, John Klenner

Album Title:    Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds. Vol 2

Label:              Concord Jazz  CCD4504

Performers:     Ruby Braff (cornet); Scott Hamilton (tenor sax); Howard Alden (guitar); Dave McKenna (piano); Frank Tate (bass); Alan Dawson (drums)

 

TITLE               THIS YEAR’S KISSES

Artists:             Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins

Composers:     Irving Berlin

Album Title:    Calling Berlin Vol.1

Label:              Arbors ABCD 19139

Performers:     Ruby Braff (cornet); Ellis Larkins (piano)

 

TITLE               IT’S THE SAME OLD SOUTH

Artists:             Ruby Braff

Composers:     Edward Eliscu/ Jay Gorney                       

Album Title:    Braff Plays Wimbledon: The First Set

Label:              Zephyr ZECD15

Performers:     Ruby Braff (cornet); Brian Lemon (piano); Allan Ganley (drums)

 

TITLE               WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR

Artists:             Ruby Braff

Composers:     Leigh Harline, Ned Washington

Album Title:    Linger Awhile

Label:              Vanguard  VCD 79608-2

Performers:     Ruby Braff (trumpet);  Samuel Margolis (tenor sax/clarinet);  Vic Dickenson (trombone);  Nat Pierce (piano);  Walter Page (bass);  Jo Jones (drums). 

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