Ruby Braff - Them There Eyes
Label: Sonet - SNTF 713 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Stereo • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing
To say that Ruby Braff was one of the most exciting cornetist in jazz wouldn't be completely accurate. But there's always been something thrilling about his unique voice -- by turns gruff, sweet, lyrical and feisty, often assertive but rarely shouting.
This disc brings together six tracks recorded injust two days after the September 11 terrorist attacks, with three others recorded six-months earlier in March of that year. The March session featured Braff in an unusual quintet setting, with pianists Bill Charlap Ruby Braff - Them There Eyes Dick Hymandrummer Jake Hannaand guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli ; there's absolutely no reason why this instrumentation should work, but it does, and their sweetly swinging renditions of classic material like "Them There Eyes" and Count Basie 's "Blue and Sentimental" are among Braff 's finest work.
The final three tracks feature an equally unusual trio -- BraffCharlap and Hanna playing in a relaxed live setting, running through three swing standards: "You're Driving Me Crazy," "Between the Devil and the Deep Ruby Braff - Them There Eyes Sea" and "When I Fall in Love," all of them tunes Ruby Braff - Them There Eyes Braff made his very own decades ago.
Both sessions are delightful in very different ways, but in both cases Braff plays as if every note matters. His tone has never been richer, his phrasing never more graceful. Highly recommended.
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It's Wonderful. Ruby Braff. Them There Eyes. Lullaby of the Leaves. Bernice Petkere. I Know That You Know. Blue and Sentimental. You're Driving Me Crazy. Walter Donaldson. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. When I Fall in Love. Ruby Braff feat: Ruby Braff Trio. Lullaby of the Leaves Bernice Petkere. Ruby Braff feat: Ruby Braff Quintet.
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