Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Ruby's Habit

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Ruby's Habit

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Fred Dupin's Ruby Swing 4tet

Ruby's Habit

Jazz Maniac FD 3305

Fred Dupin (tpt) Pierre Muller (pno) Roland Julian (bs) Francis Gonzalez (dms)

Recorded at Bordeaux, France in January, 2008

I'm Shooting High/The Song Is Ended But The Melody Lingers On/Where Are You?/Louisiana/It's Been So Long/As Time Goes By/In The Shade Of The Old Apple Tree/Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea/Ruby Got Rhythm/Ruby's Habit/A Sailboat In The Moonlight/Where's Freddy?/As Long As I Live/Royal Garden Blues TT: 52:15

This fine mainstream CD showed up in my mailbox some weeks ago. It was not given any attention mainly because I never heard of these musicians although I did note that the CD was subtitled Homage to Ruby Braff. Well, a nice little present fell into my lap. This recording is a joy. Yes, it is a tribute to Ruby Braff as you can tell by the tunes, all of them recorded by Ruby, some several times except for an original, the title tune that is written by Fred Dupin. That tune is well within the tradition and fits nicely.

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