Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Our Love Is Here to Stay

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Our Love Is Here to Stay

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Ruby Braff

Our Love Is Here To Stay

Arbors ARCD 19426

Ruby Braff (cnt), Chuck Wilson (as, cl), Howard Alden & Jon Wheatley (g), Marshall Wood (b), Jim Gwin (d), Scott Robinson (ts) (tracks 5-9), Jon-Erik Kellso (tp) (tracks 6-9), New York, April 22-23. 1998

Linger Awhile/All My Life/Day In, Day Out/I'm Coming Virginia/I Know That You Know/Deed I Do/ClearWater/Medley: What Is There To Say?- Our Love Is Here To Stay/The Darktown Strutters Ball TT: 64:30

Ruby Braff left us in 2003, so this new issue by Arbors is a special treat, a previously unissued recording session from 1998. I first discovered Ruby on the highly acclaimed Benny Goodman Capitol album, "B.G. in Hi Fi" from 1954. I then quickly picked up several of Ruby's mid-50s LPs on the Vanguard, Jazztone, Storyville and Bethlehem labels and have treasured them ever since. By the time of this Arbors session, Ruby was, of course, no longer the young kid on the block, but had evolved into an elder statesman of mainstream jazz. On the two days previous to this session, Ruby recorded another Arbors CD, "Born To Play" (ARCD 19203), with a larger group and more structured arrangements.

For this follow-up session, the results are more spontaneous and free flowing. …

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