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Ruby Braff

Martin Gayford remembers long, revealing telephone conversations with hot-tempered American cornettist Ruby Braff, who called him regularly from his home in Cape Cod.

Critic Martin Gayford tells the stories of his encounters and friendships with leading jazz musicians as a fan, an amateur music promoter and, latterly, as a journalist.

The American cornettist Ruby Braff had a fierce reputation for a bad temper and his scrapping with bandmates, but from his home in Cape Cod, he used to regularly call Martin for long, revealing telephone conversations.

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