Sunday, August 13, 2017

Rubby Braff & Hank Jones - Complete Recordings

Includes the outstanding album Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy, issued for the first time ever on CD. Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy (Warner Bros. 1958, tracks # 1-8). + A rare medley (track # 9) of "Bidin’ My Time, "But Not For Me" and "Embraceable You", which was not included on the original LP. The piece was recorded in the same session as the other tracks on the LP but was only issued on a special edition Warner Bros. anthology titled Jazz Festival In Stereo : Near In, Far Out).

Source :

Ruby Braff
Hank Jones
Complete Recordings
(Featuring Jim Hall)


1 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:00
2 Treat Me Rough (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:22
3 But Not For Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  6:33
4 Boy ! What Love Has Done For Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:10
5 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:44
6 Bidin’ My Time (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:31
7 Could You Use Me ? (Gershwin, Gershwin)  6:23
8 Barbary Coast (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:08
9 Medley : Bidin’ My Time / But Not For Me / Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:01
10 When Your Lover Has Gone (Swan)  3:31
11 You’re Getting To Be A Habit With Me (Dubin, Warren)  2:55
12 Let’s Do It (Porter)  3:11
13 Taking A Chance On Love (Duke, Latouche, Fetter)  2:40
14 Give My Regards To Broadway (Cohan)  4:03
15 Willow Weep For Me (Ronell)  5:05
16 This Is My Lucky Day (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson)  2:26
17 Someday You’ll Be Sorry (Armstrong)  3:03
18 Yesterdays (Kern, Harbach)  3:34


[# 1-9]
"Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy"
Ruby Braff - tp
Hank Jones - p
Al Cohn - ts
Jim Hall - g
George Duvivier [# 3, 5 & 6] - b
Bob Haggart [# 1, 2, 4, 7 & 9] - b
Buzzy Drootin - dr
Recorded in New York ; December 4 & 5, 1958.
[# 10-13]
Ruby Braff - tp
Hank Jones - p
Mundell Lowe - g
Milt Hinton - b
Don Elliott - vb
Don Lamond - dr
Originally appeared on You’re Getting to Be a Habit With Me
Recorded in New York ; 1961.
[# 14-18]
Ruby Braff - tp
Hank Jones - p
Roy Eldridge - 2nd tp
Mundell Lowe - g
Leonard Gaskin - b
Don Lamond - dr
Originally appeared on Easy Now
Recorded in New York ; August 19, 1958.


Scoredaddy said...

thank you. Never saw this title before. Very anxious to heard Braff-Jones combo!

philojack said...

Excellent taste, well prepared posts, rare records : what else could we expect ?
Congratulations and many thanks for your indispensable blog from which I have got some real treasures.

getzoot said...

JP said it for me. So happy to hear new-to-me Braff - Jones, both such masters...

musician3 said...

Great Album....Thank You Very Much Merry Christmas And Happy New Year

Winneba said...

Thank you so much - Braff has a beautiful trumpet sound

aroonie said...

Two of my favorites. Hank Jones and Ruby Braff. You have excellent taste! Many thanks

hulaboy said...

Mahalo, Mel!

Terry said...

Effortless, relaxed jazz & with Cohn on clarinet as a bonus. Many thanks.

moha said...

send a late thanks! exellent!

km1292 said...

I like Hank and Hall...

rm said...

merci beaucoup

keith said...

Many thanks for this, great music, great musicians. Your site is brilliant.

DEEP said...

Yeah Melvin.

Hope "Rupert & McKenna Complete" is next up. We need that one track "The Song Is Ended" from the "Easy Now" session.

Luis said...

Thanks melanchthon, good opportunity to replace my old LP.

fcapeau said...

many thanks, Mel, for posting this 2007 re-edition of really good sessions.

JazzMat said...

Melanchthon, I have no words to describe how wonderful your blog is!!
Thanks so much!
Ciao from Italy

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!

Musrafak said...

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deGallo said...

Marvelous! Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank you

Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks Mel.

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much Mel

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

thank you.

sep troelstra said...

Many thanks!!

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Kovina Kris said...

Had this @320K. Thanks for the upgrade!

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

What a joy! Thank you, dear MM.

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