Braff

Ruby Braff - Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy (1958) {Wounded Bird WOU 1273 rel 2009}

Ruby Braff - Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy (1958) {Wounded Bird WOU 1273 rel 2009}
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© 1958, 2009 Warner / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1273
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

The then-32-year-old trumpeter Ruby Braff was fond of show tunes, and took for his concept the songs from the Gershwin brothers' Broadway stage play Girl Crazy for this album, his sixth as a leader. The music played by this band under the moniker of the Shubert Alley Cats is fairly predictable within the swing style, but this recording at times leans more toward bop with the inclusion of pianist Hank Jones, guitarist Jim Hall, and especially Al Cohn, who plays his trusty tenor sax and a lot of clarinet. The musicianship is solid enough, the songs a bit stretched with solos, and the jazz fairly interesting within the conservative, mainstream, straight-ahead idiom. The hottest tune is the last, "Barbary Coast," as bassists Bob Haggart and George Duvivier go to town while the horns jam, while the slowest "Embraceable You" is the opener, a ballad where Braff plays in a style akin to Louis Armstrong.
Ruby Braff - The Best Of Braff (1999/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ruby Braff - The Best Of Braff (1999/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:09 minutes | 847 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Reuben "Ruby" Braff was an American jazz trumpeter and cornetist. Jack Teagarden was once asked about him on the Gary Moore TV show and described Ruby as "the Ivy League Louis Armstrong". The Best of Braff is a reissue of a Bethlehem collection that featured highlights from two ten-inch albums, A Ruby Braff Omnibus and Holiday in Braff, which is also released as Adoration of the Melody. Braff was at the beginning of his career as a leader here, yet he was already playing with ease, as these 12 songs illustrate. He may have gained greater popularity in the years following these recordings, but these remain among his finest waxings – and this is a nice way to acquire them.
Ruby Braff - The Complete Bethlehem Recordings (1954-1955) {2CD 2011 Solar Records}

Ruby Braff - The Complete Bethlehem Recordings (1954-1955) {2CD 2011 Solar Records}
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© 2011 Solar Records / Bethlehem | 4569909
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Trumpet

This release compiles all of Rudy Braff’s recordings for the Bethlehem label for the first time ever on a single set. While the original EP and LP editions had incomplete sessions or combined tunes from different dates, the music is presented here with the complete sessions in chronological order a version of “You Can Depend on Me” and an entire quintet sessions fronted by Braff and Bud Freeman appear here for the first time ever on CD. The album The Rudy Braff Special (Vanguard VRS8504), from the same period, has been added as a bonus in its entirety.
Ruby Braff & George Barnes Quartet - Salutes Rodgers and Hart (1974) Japanese Reissue 2014

Ruby Braff & George Barnes Quartet - Salutes Rodgers and Hart (1974) Japanese Reissue 2014
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Mainstream Jazz, New Orleans Jazz | Label: Concord/Universal | # UCCO-90303 | Time: 00:30:55

For the fourth of five recordings made by the classic Ruby Braff-George Barnes Quartet, ten songs by Rodgers and Hart are given melodic, swinging, creative treatment. Cornetist Braff and guitarist Barnes fed off of each other and worked very well together, while rhythm guitarist Wayne Wright and bassist Michael Moore always gave them impeccable support. Highlights of this enjoyable set include "Isn't It Romantic," "Blue Room," "You Took Advantage of Me" and "The Lady Is a Tramp".

Ruby Braff and Dick Hyman - Play Nice Tunes (1996)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at March 9, 2016
Ruby Braff and Dick Hyman - Play Nice Tunes (1996)

Ruby Braff and Dick Hyman - Play Nice Tunes (1996)
Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64 min | 147 MB
Label: Arbors Records | Rel: 1996

All of cornetist Ruby Braff's duet collaborations with pianist Dick Hyman are something special. The success of this set was a bit unlikely because the great cornetist was very ill just a few months earlier. Luckily he recovered and does not show any weakness, hesitancy or diminishing abilities on his duet date. The emphasis is on slower renditions of superior standards, but there is also plenty of fire and subtle invention displayed during the thoughtful interpretations. Hyman is typically imaginative in his accompaniment and virtuosic solos, while Braff makes the most out of every note. Highlights include Fats Waller's "Sweet Savannah Sue," "Why Was I Born," "Thanks a Million" and "You're Lucky to Me."

Ruby Braff - Dream Dancin' (2015)  Music

Posted by mark70 at June 27, 2015
Ruby Braff - Dream Dancin' (2015)

Ruby Braff - Dream Dancin' (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 74:49 min | 173 MB
Genre: Mainstream Jazz | Label: Nagel Heyer Records

One of the great swing/Dixieland cornetists, Ruby Braff went through long periods of his career unable to find work because his music was considered out-of-fashion, but his fortunes improved by the 1970s. A very expressive player who in later years liked to build his solos up to a low note, Braff's playing was instantly recognizable within seconds.
Ruby Braff Trio: In Concert - Live at Brecon Jazz Festival 1991 (2004)

Ruby Braff Trio: In Concert - Live at Brecon Jazz Festival 1991 (2004)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 5 200 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 384 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Storyville | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 2 Feb 2004 | Runtime: 50 min. | 2,12 GB (DVD5)

One of the great swing/Dixieland cornetists, Ruby Braff went through long periods of his career unable to find work because his music was considered out-of-fashion, but his fortunes improved by the 1970s. A very expressive player who in later years liked to build his solos up to a low note, Braff's playing was instantly recognizable within seconds.

Ruby Braff - The Mighty Braff (1955) [Remastered 1989]  Music

Posted by Bezz at May 9, 2012
Ruby Braff - The Mighty Braff (1955) [Remastered 1989]

Ruby Braff - The Mighty Braff (1955) [Remastered 1989]
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Genre ~ New Orleans Jazz, Trumpet Jazz | Label ~ Charly Records

Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton - A First (1985)  Music

Posted by Bezz at May 8, 2012
Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton - A First (1985)

Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton - A First (1985)
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Genre ~ Mainstream Jazz | Label ~ Concord Jazz
Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton - A Sailboat in the Moonlight (1986)

Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton - A Sailboat in the Moonlight (1986)
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Genre ~ Mainstream Jazz | Label ~ Concord Jazz