Duets, Vol. 1

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This brings together a dozen tracks originally issued on three different long players in 1956: Two By Two: Music of Rodgers and Hart, and volumes one and two of Two part Inventions in Jazz. Braff's cornet is excellently recorded; every nuance in his playing, from bright to reflective, is audible. Larkins' piano style is a full keyboard stride that, like Braff's cornet work, hearkens back to earlier players like Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Earl Hines, James P. Johnson, Mel Powell, and Jess Stacey. The pairing of these two makes for some of the best jazz in the duo format that you're likely to run across. Strong versions of "Where or When," "In a Mountain Greenery," "Love for ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
This brings together a dozen tracks originally issued on three different long players in 1956: Two By Two: Music of Rodgers and Hart, and volumes one and two of Two part Inventions in Jazz. Braff's cornet is excellently recorded; every nuance in his playing, from bright to reflective, is audible. Larkins' piano style is a full keyboard stride that, like Braff's cornet work, hearkens back to earlier players like Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Earl Hines, James P. Johnson, Mel Powell, and Jess Stacey. The pairing of these two makes for some of the best jazz in the duo format that you're likely to run across. Strong versions of "Where or When," "In a Mountain Greenery," "Love for Sale," "Blue Moon," and "I Married an Angel" make this one a must-have for the collection.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/1999
  • Label: Vanguard Records
  • UPC: 015707960922
  • Catalog Number: 79609
  • Sales rank: 201,214

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Thou Swell - Ellis Larkins (3:53)
  2. 2 Where Or When - Ellis Larkins (4:57)
  3. 3 In A Mountain Greenery - Ellis Larkins (3:16)
  4. 4 I Married An Angel - Ellis Larkins (4:02)
  5. 5 Blues For Ruby - Ellis Larkins (4:36)
  6. 6 Blue Moon - Ellis Larkins (4:13)
  7. 7 Love for Sale - Ellis Larkins (5:39)
  8. 8 What Is There to Say? - Ellis Larkins (4:31)
  9. 9 Please - Ellis Larkins (5:37)
  10. 10 Skylark - Ellis Larkins (5:16)
  11. 11 A Sailboat in the Moonlight - Ellis Larkins (4:47)
  12. 12 My Romance - Ellis Larkins (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruby Braff Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Cornet
Ellis Larkins Piano
Technical Credits
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Vernon Duke Composer
Samuel Charters Liner Notes
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Carmen Lombardo Composer
John Jacob Loeb Composer
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