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Devoted to "adoration of the melody", trumpeter-cornettist 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

    Thigamagig

    Composer: Powell Performers: Ruby Braff, t; Mel Powell, p; Bobby Donaldson, d. 25 August 1954

    • Four Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC1063. D1, Tr. 8 (2.28).
  • Vic Dickenson

    Keeping out of Mischief Now

    Composer: Waller, Razaf Performers: Vic Dickenson, tb; Edmond Hall, cl; Ruby Braff, t; Steve Jordan, g; Walter Page, b; Sir Charles Thompson, p; Les Erskine, d. 1953

    • the Essential Vic Dickenson.
    • Vanguard.
    • VCD99 (1); Tr. 2 (5.49).
  • Ruby Braff

    Romance in the Dark

    Composer: Green Performers: Ruby Braff, t; Samuel Margolis, ts, cl; Vic Dickenson, tb; Nat Pierce, p; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d. 1955

    • Linger Awhile.
    • Vanguard.
    • VCD 79608-2. Tr.8 (6.53).
  • Ellis Larkins & Ruby Braff

    Where or When

    Composer: Rodgers, Hart Performers: Ruby Braff, c; Ellis Larkins, p. 1956

    • Ellis Larkins and Ruby Braff: Duets Vol.1.
    • Vanguard.
    • VCD 79609-2. Tr. 2 (4.53).
  • Ruby Braff

    Marie

    Composer: Berlin Performers: Ruby Braff, t; Benny Morton, tb; Pee Wee Russell, cl; Dick Hafer, ts; Nat Pierce, p; Steve Jordan, g; Walter Page, b; Buzzy Drootin, d. 3 April 1957

    • Three Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC1011; D1, Tr. 5 (4.43).
  • Ruby Braff

    This is My Lucky Day

    Composer: DeSylva, Brown, Henderson Performers: Ruby Braff, t; Roy Eldridge, t; Hank Jones, p; Mundell Lowe, g; Leonard Gaskin, b; Don Lamond, d. 19 August 1958

    • Three Classic Albums Plus.
    • Avid.
    • AMSC1011; D1, Tr. 16 (2.26).
  • The Ruby Braff, George Barnes Quartet

    Struttin' with Some Barbecue

    Composer: Armstrong Performers: Ruby Braff, c; George Barnes, eg; Wayne Wright, g; Mike Moore, b. 1974

    • Live at the New School.
    • Chiarascuro.
    • CR 126-A. S1/5 (3.45).
  • Dick Hyman

    Someday

    Composer: Armstrong Performers: Ruby Braff, c; Dick Hyman, p; Milt Hinton, b; Carmen Mastren, g; Bobby Rosengarden, d. 1974

    • Satchmo Remembered.
    • Atlantic.
    • K 50161 S2/2 (3.20).
  • Ruby Braff

    Heartaches

    Composer: Hoffman, Klenner Performers: Ruby Braff, c; Scott Hamilton, ts; Howard Alden, g; Dave McKenna, p; Frank Tate, b; Alan Dawson, d. 30 April 1991

    • Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds. Vol 2.
    • Concord Jazz.
    • CCD4504 (1); Tr.4 (2.19).
  • Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins

    This Year's Kisses

    Composer: Berlin Performers: Ruby Braff, c; Ellis Larkins, p. June, July 1994

    • Calling Berlin Vol.1.
    • Arbors.
    • ABCD 19139. Tr.11.
  • Ruby Braff

    It's the Same Old South

    Composer: Eliscu Performers: Ruby Braff, c; Brian Lemon, p; Allan Ganley, d. 23 September 1996

    • Braff Plays Wimbledon: The First Set.
    • Zephyr.
    • ZECD15; Tr. 7 (3.26).
  • Ruby Braff

    When You Wish Upon a Star

    Composer: Harline, Washington Performers: Ruby Braff, t; Samuel Margolis, ts, cl; Vic Dickenson, tb; Nat Pierce, p; Walter Page, b; Jo Jones, d.

    • Linger Awhile.
    • Vanguard.
    • VCD 79608-2. TR.9 (5.56).

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