The Grand Reunion

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In 1955 cornetist Ruby Braff and pianist Ellis Larkins recorded a well-received set of duets. In 1972 they had a reunion. Since Larkins is a superior ballad player and accompanist, the emphasis on this date is on slower numbers although Braff does provide some fiery moments. The ten duets include "Fine and Dandy," "Skylark," "If Dreams Come True," "Liza" and "Love Walked In." Twenty years later Braff and Larkins would get together again with equally successful results.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
In 1955 cornetist Ruby Braff and pianist Ellis Larkins recorded a well-received set of duets. In 1972 they had a reunion. Since Larkins is a superior ballad player and accompanist, the emphasis on this date is on slower numbers although Braff does provide some fiery moments. The ten duets include "Fine and Dandy," "Skylark," "If Dreams Come True," "Liza" and "Love Walked In." Twenty years later Braff and Larkins would get together again with equally successful results.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/25/1999
  • Label: Chiaroscuro Records
  • UPC: 091454011728
  • Catalog Number: 117
  • Sales rank: 29,016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fine and Dandy - Ellis Larkins (3:36)
  2. 2 I Want a Little Girl - Ellis Larkins (6:34)
  3. 3 Skylark - Ellis Larkins (4:45)
  4. 4 The Very Thought of You - Ellis Larkins (2:29)
  5. 5 If Dreams Come True - Ellis Larkins (4:38)
  6. 6 Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away) - Ellis Larkins (3:43)
  7. 7 Easy Living - Ellis Larkins (4:38)
  8. 8 Love Walked In - Ellis Larkins (5:16)
  9. 9 Things Ain't What They Used to Be - Ellis Larkins (4:12)
  10. 10 Ain't Misbehavin' - Ellis Larkins (5:05)
  11. 11 Exactly Like You - Ellis Larkins (3:45)
  12. 12 Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Ellis Larkins (5:34)
  13. 13 I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - Ellis Larkins (3:33)
  14. 14 Don't Be That Way - Ellis Larkins (3:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ruby Braff Primary Artist, Trumpet, Cornet
Ellis Larkins Piano, Track Performer
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Mercer Ellington Composer
Fred Miller Engineer, Engineering
Duke Ellington Orchestra Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Gus Kahn Composer
Hank O'Neal Producer
Terry Teachout Liner Notes
Ted Persons Composer
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