Here's Freddie – Ruby Braff
A laid-back medium swinger with some unexpected wide interval jumps. A classic example of the subtly distinctive style known as mainstream jazz.
March 16, 1927 – February 9, 2003
An expressive swing cornetist, trumpeter and composer, Ruby Braff had a distinctive and recognizable sound. At a time when many horn players turned to bebop, hard bop, and modern jazz, Ruby took after earlier jazz trumpeters such as Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. Born in Boston, he began working in local clubs in the early 1940s. He played with clarinetists Edmond Hall and Pee Wee Russell in the late 1940s and early 1950s and moved to New York in 1953. In the mid-1950s, he worked with Benny Goodman. Read more...