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Ruby Braff Remembers Louis Armstrong: Being With You
     

Ruby Braff Remembers Louis Armstrong: Being With You

by Ruby Braff
 
Although billed as a tribute to Louis Armstrong, this 1996 recording by the great cornetist Ruby Braff is not all it seems to be. Several of the swing standards (such as "I Never Knew," "Little One" which Braff sings" and "Royal Garden Blues") do not have much to do with Armstrong; there are no attempts to pay direct homage to any of his recordings, and the

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Although billed as a tribute to Louis Armstrong, this 1996 recording by the great cornetist Ruby Braff is not all it seems to be. Several of the swing standards (such as "I Never Knew," "Little One" which Braff sings" and "Royal Garden Blues") do not have much to do with Armstrong; there are no attempts to pay direct homage to any of his recordings, and the arrangements (by Braff and trombonist Dan Barrett) look more toward Count Basie and Lester Young than to Satch. In addition, there is no explanation of the "Being With You" subtitle, nor any song with that name. The lineup of musicians is impressive: cornetist Jon-Erik Kellso, Barrett, Scott Robinson on baritone and clarinet, veteran tenorman Jerry Jerome, guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, pianist Johnny Varro, bassist Bob Haggart and drummer Jim Gwin; the sidemen get almost as much solo space as the leader. Braff plays well, and the overall results are pleasing but not quite up to the level of the cornetist's more significant dates.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/23/1997
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941116328
catalogNumber:
19163

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Performance Credits

Ruby Braff   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Cornet,Vocals
Dan Barrett   Trombone
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Bob Haggart   Bass
Joe Wilder   Flugelhorn
Scott Robinson   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Jerry Jerome   Tenor Saxophone
Jon-Erik Kellso   Cornet
Jim Gwin   Drums
Johnny Varro   Piano

Technical Credits

Dan Barrett   Arranger
Ruby Braff   Arranger
Harvey Goldberg   Engineer
Adam Blackburn   Engineer
Rachel Domber   Producer
Bryan Lee Shaw   Remixing
Martin Gayford   Liner Notes
Matthew Domber   Producer
Fiorito   Composer

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