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Ruby Braff - This Is My Lucky Day


Release Date: 08/20/2010 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 6456  
Composer:  Walter DonaldsonDonald HeywoodVernon DukeIrving Berlin,   ... 
Performer:  Dick HaferSteve JordanPee Wee RussellRuby Braff,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff OctetRuby Braff Sextet
Number of Discs: 1 
Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  

This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Track Listing
1. This Is My Lucky Day
2. Marie
3. I Can't Get Started
4. It's Been So Long
5. Did I Remember?
6. Someday You'll Be Sorry
7. There's Something in My Mind
8. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
9. Song Is Ended But the Melody Lingers On
10. Give My Regards to Broadway
11. I'm Comin' Virginia
12. Willow Weep For Me
13. Yesterdays

This Bluebird CD reissue brings back seven of the nine selections that trumpeter Ruby Braff recorded with an impressive octet that also included trombonist Benny Morton, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, tenor-saxophonist Dick Hafer and a rhythm section led by pianist Nat Pierce. The material,
Read more superior swing standards highlighted by "It's Been So Long," "I'm Comin' Virginia" and "Did I Remember," features several tributes to the great Bunny Berigan, putting the emphasis on Braff's passionate horn although Russell gets in some of his unique licks. The remainder of this CD reissues half of an earlier LP, the complete session of Aug. 19, 1957. Braff is matched with fellow trumpeter Roy Eldridge for an interesting but slightly inhibited affair; there are few of the expected fireworks between these normally fiery players. Despite the excess of mutual respect, there are quite a few strong moments, particularly on "Give My Regards to Broadway," "This Is My Lucky Day" and "The Song Is Ended."
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Works on This Recording

1.
It's Been So Long by Walter Donaldson
Performer:  Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone), Steve Jordan (Guitar), Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet),
Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Benny Morton (Trombone), Nat Pierce (Piano),
Walter Page (Double Bass), Buzzy Drootin (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Octet
2.
I'm Comin' Virginia by Donald Heywood
Performer:  Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone), Steve Jordan (Guitar), Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet),
Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Benny Morton (Trombone), Nat Pierce (Piano),
Walter Page (Double Bass), Buzzy Drootin (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Octet
3.
I can't get started by Vernon Duke
Performer:  Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone), Steve Jordan (Guitar), Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet),
Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Benny Morton (Trombone), Nat Pierce (Piano),
Walter Page (Double Bass), Buzzy Drootin (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Octet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
4.
Marie by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone), Steve Jordan (Guitar), Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet),
Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Benny Morton (Trombone), Nat Pierce (Piano),
Walter Page (Double Bass), Buzzy Drootin (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Octet
5.
I Got it Bad and that Ain't Good by Edward "Duke" Ellington
Performer:  Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone), Steve Jordan (Guitar), Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet),
Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Benny Morton (Trombone), Nat Pierce (Piano),
Walter Page (Double Bass), Buzzy Drootin (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Octet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USA 
6.
There's Something in My Mind by Ruby Braff
Performer:  Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone), Steve Jordan (Guitar), Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet),
Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Benny Morton (Trombone), Nat Pierce (Piano),
Walter Page (Double Bass), Buzzy Drootin (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Octet
7.
Did I Remember? by Walter Donaldson
Performer:  Pee Wee Russell (Clarinet), Steve Jordan (Guitar), Ruby Braff (Trumpet),
Benny Morton (Trombone), Dick Hafer (Tenor Saxophone), Nat Pierce (Piano),
Walter Page (Double Bass), Buzzy Drootin (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Octet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USA 
8.
Give My Regards to Broadway by George M. Cohan
Performer:  Don Lamond (Drums), Hank Jones (Piano), Leonard Gaskin (Double Bass),
Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Mundell Lowe (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Sextet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; USA 
9.
Willow Weep for Me by Ann Ronell
Performer:  Don Lamond (Drums), Hank Jones (Piano), Leonard Gaskin (Double Bass),
Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Mundell Lowe (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Sextet
10.
This Is My Lucky Day by Ray Henderson
Performer:  Don Lamond (Drums), Hank Jones (Piano), Leonard Gaskin (Double Bass),
Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Mundell Lowe (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Sextet
11.
Someday You'll Be Sorry by Louis Armstrong
Performer:  Don Lamond (Drums), Hank Jones (Piano), Leonard Gaskin (Double Bass),
Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Mundell Lowe (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Sextet
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Roberta: Yesterdays by Jerome Kern
Performer:  Don Lamond (Drums), Hank Jones (Piano), Leonard Gaskin (Double Bass),
Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Mundell Lowe (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Sextet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USA 
13.
The song is ended by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Don Lamond (Drums), Hank Jones (Piano), Leonard Gaskin (Double Bass),
Roy Eldridge (Trumpet), Ruby Braff (Trumpet), Mundell Lowe (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ruby Braff Sextet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; USA 

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