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Ruby Braff

Ruby Braff began his jazz career as an out-of-time traditionalist playing with veteran jazzmen of an earlier age, and rose to establish his own standing as one of the handful of leading artists playing in traditional and mainstream idioms.

He did so on the back of one of the most beautiful instrumental sounds in jazz, a prodigious gift for phrasing melody, and an acute harmonic sense which revealed his awareness of more modernist developments in jazz. Louis Armstrong remained his touchstone and only avowed master, but his playing also reflected the influence of musicians like Bix Beiderbecke and Bobby Hackett. His musical voice, though, was always very much his own.

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Albums

C'est Magnifique!
C'est Magnifique!
Arbors Records
2008
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Watch What Happens
Watch What Happens
Arbors Records
2003
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R & R
R & R
Chiaroscuro Records
2002
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I Hear Music
I Hear Music
Arbors Records
2002
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[no cover]
Ad Lib Blues
Past Perfect Silver Line
2002
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[no cover]
Duets Volume 2
Past Perfect Silver Line
2000
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