Recovered Treasures

Recovered Treasures

by Ruby Braff


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Recovered Treasures

This 2006 CD features previously unreleased performances by the great cornetist Ruby Braff dating from 1961 and 1981. The first six selections are unique third-stream efforts in which Braff, pianist Ralph Sutton and a rhythm section are joined by the Beaux Arts String Quartet to play Dick Hyman arrangements of classical themes. The music was recorded as a demo tape for André Previn when he conducted the Pittsburgh Symphony as a possible future project, but Previn had departed before the recording was completed. Although Braff and Sutton are restricted a bit in this format and the strings do not improvise, the music has its charm. The next four songs are much hotter, featuring Braff and Sutton at Eddie Condon's club in 1961. Following that are the only four performances that matched together Braff with fellow cornetist Bobby Hackett including two medleys. The interplay between the cornetists is delightful, as is the playing of pianist Dave McKenna. The closing "When You're Smiling" returns to 1981 with Braff in a freewheeling setting with Kenny Davern, Vic Dickenson and Al Klink. All of the music is well recorded (even with some crowd buzz on the live numbers), making Recovered Treasures a valuable addition to the rich discography of Ruby Braff.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/21/2006
Label: Jump Records
UPC: 0837101219945
catalogNumber: 1229
Rank: 292526

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruby Braff   Primary Artist,Cornet
Kenny Davern   Clarinet
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Jake Hanna   Drums
Mel Lewis   Drums
Dave McKenna   Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Marty Grosz   Guitar
Peanuts Hucko   Clarinet
Klink   Tenor Saxophone
Lamar Alsop   Viola
Vic Dickenson   Trombone
Buzzy Drootin   Drums
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Charles Libove   Violin
Charles McCracken   Cello
Richard Sortomme   Violin
Bill Takas   Bass

Technical Credits

Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Ruby Braff   Arranger,Adaptation
Dick Hyman   Arranger,Adaptation
Fats Waller   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Friedrich von Flotow   Composer
Lil Armstrong   Composer
Sidney Arodin   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Mark Fisher   Composer
Joe Goodwin   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Manny Kurtz   Composer
Mitchell Parish   Composer
Duncan P. Schiedt   Photo Courtesy
Joe Boughton   Producer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Clifford R. Burwell   Composer
Paul Denniker   Composer
Sidney Mitchell   Composer
Larry Shay   Composer
Goodhart   Composer
Edna Alexander   Composer
Joseph M. Davis   Composer
Richard Margison   Composer

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