Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ruby Braff - The Best of Braff

Rhino's 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.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Ruby Braff
The Best of Braff


1 When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) (Fisher, Goodwin, Shay) 2:48
2 Easy Living (Rainger, Robin) 3:42
3 Pullin' Thru (Trent) 2:56
4 You're a Lucky Guy (Cahn, Chaplin) 3:51
6 Struttin' With Some Barbecue (Armstrong, Armstrong, Hardin) 2:41
7 Flowers for a Lady (Adams, Braff, Wilbur) 4:25
8 Foolin' Myself (Lawrence, Tinturin, Tinturin) 3:54
9 I'll Be Around (Wilder) 3:55
10 It's Easy to Blame the Weather (Cahn, Chaplin) 2:21
11 Mean to Me (Ahlert, Turk) 2:56
12 Ellie (Braff) 2:24


[# 1-4, 7 & 10]
Ruby Braff - tp
Al Kink - as
Hymie Schertzer - as
Bob Wilber - ts
Boomie Richman - ts
Sol Schlinger - bs
Ellis Larkins - p
Mundell Lowe - g
Arthur Reyerson - g
Walter Page - b
Bobby Donaldson - dr
Recorded in New York ; March 1955
[# 5, 6, 11 & 12]
Ruby Braff - tp
Johnny Guarnieri - p
Walter Page - b
Bobby Donaldson - dr
Recorded in New York ; October 1954


Orbyt said...

Thank you Mel!

Melanchthon said...

danair said...

Thanks Mel not heard this one.

Jazzhound said...

Thanks Mel.

What's the password for this one?

jazzisinmylife said...

Seems like neither of the two passwords work.

Montag said...

Many thanks - most appreciated!

FrankDell said...

Ruby's in fine form but the supporting players ain't no slouches either. Can't get enough Mundell Lowe. And nice to have some Bob Wilber. Thank you Team Melanchton. Spring has sprung and jazz is in bloom

Littlegirlblue said...

Mel, I really have a problem with the PW: neither Melanchthon nor Baruch work, so what's the correct one, please?

Anonymous said...

Dear MM,

Could you please re-up this great post, at your convenience.
Kind regards from far away land.