Monday, July 25, 2016

Ruby Braff & His Men - Easy Now

This LP has two separate sessions featuring trumpeter Ruby Braff. Braff's encounter with fellow trumpeter Roy Eldridge in a sextet has been reissued on CD but is actually a slight disappointment with surprisingly few fireworks between the potentially combative players. The other session (which has not been reissued) is better, an all-star octet with Braff, trumpeter Emmett Berry, trombonist Vic Dickenson, clarinetist Bob Wilber (doubling on tenor) and a four-piece rhythm section. Throughout Braff is quite passionate in his playing; highlights include "When My Sugar Walks Down the Street," "Give My Regards to Broadway" and "Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day."
Scott Yanow

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Ruby Braff
& His Men
Easy Now


1 My Walking Stick (Berlin)  1:51
2 Willow Weep for Me (Ronell)  5:01
3 When My Sugar Walks Down the Street (Austin, McHugh, Mills)  2:58
4 The Song Is Ended (Berlin)  5:22
5 Give My Regards to Broadway (Cohan)  3:55
6 This Is My Lucky Day (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson)  2:24
7 Someday You'll Be Sorry (Armstrong)  3:03
8 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern)  3:30
9 For Now (Braff)  4:24
10 I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby (Holiner, Nichols)  3:55
11 Little Man (You've Had a Busy Day) (Sigler, Wayne, Hoffman)  3:06


[# 1, 3, 9-11]
Ruby Braff - tp
Roy Eldridge - tp
Hank Jones - p
Mundell Lowe - g
Leonard Gaskin - b
Don Lamond - dr
Recorded in New York ; August 11, 1958
[# 2, 4-8]
Ruby Braff - tp
Emmett Berry - tp
Vic Dickenson - tb
Bob Wilber - cl & ts
Marty Napoleon - p
Mundell Lowe - g
Leonard Gaskin - b
Don Lamond - dr
Recorded in New York ; August 19, 1958


ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

LaroSwing said...

Thank you, one more record with Mundell Lowe!

Blue Eyes said...

Great recording with the tasty trumpet playing of Ruby! ("Little Man, You've Had a Busy Day" is a bijou) Thanks a lot Mel for these two sessions!

the jazzman said...

Thank you.

Terry said...

Thanks Mel for Ruby Braff. The personnel are almost a reversal of what has been shown above.
Eldridge actually appears on tracks 2,4,5,6,7 & 8

Orbyt said...

Love Braff - great post Mel!

deGallo said...

Thank you very much!!

jazzy62 said...

Ruby Braff

Great post! Thank you very much.

sunbop said...

ruby braff
wonderfull rare share thank you mel

rubberduck said...

Thanks Mel, this Breaff release was missingin my collection.
Never heard of it before now.

Oracle said...

Sweet, Thanks.

jazzy62 said...

Braff and Lowe! What more can a man ask for? Thank you very much for this.

moha said...

thank you Mel, most of the tracks were missing from my collection

aroonie said...

Two great Braff recordings found in one day! And this time with Roy Eldridge and Emmett Berry who are again two of my favourite trumpet players.

Thank you Mel.

Davidscott789 said...

Thank you, thank you.

jazztap said...


Melanchthon said...

Chris said...

Thanks Mel I didn't get this before

Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon-sound upgrade for me.

Braff was an evil tempered guy, and it got worse as he aged. It didn't affect his playing, however, he kept his lip till late in life.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Ruby Braff! You introduced me to this great musician, MM! I can't have enough of him now. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

Just listened to it all - Hank Jones in "Yesterdays" ! Do not miss it guys. Thanks again, MM.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Very nice music.
Thanks a lot Mel

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice post!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Fred Archtop said...

Where did you find that one ??? Thanks a million Mel.

musician3 said...

AMAZING..............................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!