RUBY BRAFF

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Reuben "Ruby" Braff (March 16, 1927 – February 9, 2003) was an American jazz cornetist and trumpeter.

Braff was a wonderfully characterful and melodic player with an immediately identifiable sound and unique tone on the cornet, an uncommon instrument in post-war jazz. He style was fundamentally based on that of earlier players including Louis Armstrong, Bobby Hackett and Bunny Berigan but he transcended these influences to always sounds fresh, sparky and somehow modern.

He was born in Boston and began playing in local clubs in the 1940s. In 1949, he was hired to play with the Edmond Hall Orchestra. He relocated to New York in 1953 where he was much in demand for band dates and recordings.

He died February 10, 2003, in Chatham, Massachusetts.

"Sure, they’ve made statements about my supposedly combining a modern approach with a feeling for traditional forms. Well, people say all sorts of things, because
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RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff Swings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff Swings
Swing 1954
RUBY BRAFF Little Big Horn album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Big Horn
Swing 1955
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff, Ellis Larkins ‎: 2 Part Invention In Jazz, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff, Ellis Larkins ‎: 2 Part Invention In Jazz, Volume 1
Swing 1955
RUBY BRAFF Holiday In Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holiday In Braff
Swing 1955
RUBY BRAFF Swinging With Ruby Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Swinging With Ruby Braff
Swing 1955
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff Special
Swing 1955
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff Featuring Dave McKenna album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff Featuring Dave McKenna
Swing 1956
RUBY BRAFF The Fabulous Ruby Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Fabulous Ruby Braff
Swing 1956
RUBY BRAFF Braff!! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Braff!!
Swing 1956
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff
Swing 1956
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff And Ellis Larkins : Two By Two (Ruby And Ellis Play Rodgers And Hart) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff And Ellis Larkins : Two By Two (Ruby And Ellis Play Rodgers And Hart)
Swing 1956
RUBY BRAFF Hustlin And Bustlin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hustlin And Bustlin
Swing 1957
RUBY BRAFF Hey, Ruby! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hey, Ruby!
Swing 1957
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff / Ellis Larkins : Pocket Full Of Miracles album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff / Ellis Larkins : Pocket Full Of Miracles
Swing 1957
RUBY BRAFF Hi-Fi Salute to Bunny album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hi-Fi Salute to Bunny
Swing 1957
RUBY BRAFF Blowing Around The World album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Blowing Around The World
Swing 1959
RUBY BRAFF You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
Swing 1959
RUBY BRAFF Goes 0.00 | 0 ratings
Goes "Girl Crazy"
Swing 1959
RUBY BRAFF The Ruby Braff-Marshall Brown Sextet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ruby Braff-Marshall Brown Sextet
Swing 1960
RUBY BRAFF Plays Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Louis Armstrong
Swing 1970
RUBY BRAFF Hear Me Talkin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hear Me Talkin'
Swing 1971
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins : The Grand Reunion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins : The Grand Reunion
Swing 1972
RUBY BRAFF The Ruby Braff George Barnes Quartet album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ruby Braff George Barnes Quartet
Swing 1973
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet : To Fred Astaire, With Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet : To Fred Astaire, With Love
Swing 1975
RUBY BRAFF Braff/Barnes Quartet Salutes Rodgers And Hart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Braff/Barnes Quartet Salutes Rodgers And Hart
Swing 1975
RUBY BRAFF Bugle Call Rag album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bugle Call Rag
Swing 1976
RUBY BRAFF Them There Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Them There Eyes
Swing 1976
RUBY BRAFF Adoration Of The Melody album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Adoration Of The Melody
Swing 1978
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Got Rhythm album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Got Rhythm
Swing 1978
RUBY BRAFF Pretties album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pretties
Swing 1978
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff With The Ed Bickert Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff With The Ed Bickert Trio
Cool Jazz 1979
RUBY BRAFF The Mighty Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mighty Braff
Swing 1982
RUBY BRAFF Very Sinatra album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Very Sinatra
Swing 1982
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff · Dick Hyman ‎: America The Beautiful (aka A Pipe Organ Recital Plus One) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff · Dick Hyman ‎: America The Beautiful (aka A Pipe Organ Recital Plus One)
Swing 1984
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff And Scott Hamilton ‎: A First album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff And Scott Hamilton ‎: A First
Swing 1985
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton : A Sailboat in the Moonlight album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff & Scott Hamilton : A Sailboat in the Moonlight
Swing 1986
RUBY BRAFF The Ruby Braff Quintet Featuring Scott Hamilton And John Bunch ‎: Mr Braff To You album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ruby Braff Quintet Featuring Scott Hamilton And John Bunch ‎: Mr Braff To You
Swing 1986
RUBY BRAFF Me, Myself And I album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Me, Myself And I
Swing 1989
RUBY BRAFF Bravura Eloquence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bravura Eloquence
Swing 1990
RUBY BRAFF With the Newport Allstars album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
With the Newport Allstars
Swing 1990
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds, Volume 1
Swing 1991
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds, Volume 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff and His New England Songhounds, Volume 2
Swing 1992
RUBY BRAFF Cornet Chop Suey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cornet Chop Suey
Swing 1994
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins : Calling Berlin, Volume 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins : Calling Berlin, Volume 1
Swing 1995
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff & Roger Kellaway : Inside & Out album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff & Roger Kellaway : Inside & Out
Swing 1996
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff and Dick Hyman : Play Nice Tunes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff and Dick Hyman : Play Nice Tunes
Swing 1996
RUBY BRAFF Calling Berlin, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Calling Berlin, Vol. 2
Swing 1996
RUBY BRAFF Braff Plays Wimbledon: The First Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Braff Plays Wimbledon: The First Set
Swing 1996
RUBY BRAFF Braff Plays Wimbledon: The Second Set album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Braff Plays Wimbledon: The Second Set
Swing 1997
RUBY BRAFF Being With You - Ruby Braff Remembers Louis Armstrong album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Being With You - Ruby Braff Remembers Louis Armstrong
Swing 1997
RUBY BRAFF You Can Depend on Me album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Can Depend on Me
Swing 1998
RUBY BRAFF Born to Play album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Born to Play
Swing 1999
RUBY BRAFF It Had to Be Us album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
It Had to Be Us
Swing 1999
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff and Strings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff and Strings
Swing 2000
RUBY BRAFF The Cape Codfather album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Cape Codfather
Swing 2000
RUBY BRAFF Music for the Still of the Night album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Music for the Still of the Night
Swing 2001
RUBY BRAFF I Hear Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Hear Music
Swing 2002
RUBY BRAFF Ad Lib Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ad Lib Blues
Swing 2002
RUBY BRAFF Watch What Happens album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Watch What Happens
Swing 2003
RUBY BRAFF You Brought a New Kind of Love album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Brought a New Kind of Love
Swing 2005
RUBY BRAFF C'est Magnifique! album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
C'est Magnifique!
Swing 2007
RUBY BRAFF Our Love Is Here To Stay album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Swing 2011

RUBY BRAFF EPs & splits

RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff
Swing 1955
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff Quartet Featuring Dave McKenna album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff Quartet Featuring Dave McKenna
Swing 1958
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff / Red Norvo : Swing that Music album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff / Red Norvo : Swing that Music
Cool Jazz 1969

RUBY BRAFF live albums

RUBY BRAFF Ball At Bethlehem With Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ball At Bethlehem With Braff
Swing 1955
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff Octet And Bobby Henderson At Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff Octet And Bobby Henderson At Newport
Swing 1957
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff Octet With Pee Wee Russell & Bobby Henderson : At Newport album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff Octet With Pee Wee Russell & Bobby Henderson : At Newport
Swing 1958
RUBY BRAFF Easy Now album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Easy Now
Swing 1959
RUBY BRAFF The Ruby Braff - George Barnes Quartet : Live At The New School album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ruby Braff - George Barnes Quartet : Live At The New School
Swing 1974
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet : Plays Gershwin album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet : Plays Gershwin
Bop 1975
RUBY BRAFF Fireworks: The New School Concert 1983 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fireworks: The New School Concert 1983
Swing 1985
RUBY BRAFF Live at the Regattabar album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Regattabar
Swing 1993
RUBY BRAFF Controlled Nonchalance at the Regattabar (Vol. I) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Controlled Nonchalance at the Regattabar (Vol. I)
Swing 1994
RUBY BRAFF Controlled Nonchalance At The Regattabar, Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Controlled Nonchalance At The Regattabar, Vol. 2
Swing 1995
RUBY BRAFF In the Wee, Small Hours in London and New York album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In the Wee, Small Hours in London and New York
Swing 2000
RUBY BRAFF Relaxing At the Penthouse with John Pizzarelli Trio album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Relaxing At the Penthouse with John Pizzarelli Trio
Swing 2002
RUBY BRAFF Little Things album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Little Things
Swing 2007
RUBY BRAFF For the Last Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
For the Last Time
Swing 2009

RUBY BRAFF demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

RUBY BRAFF re-issues & compilations

RUBY BRAFF A Ruby Braff Omnibus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Ruby Braff Omnibus
Swing 1957
RUBY BRAFF This Is My Lucky Day album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
This Is My Lucky Day
Swing 1989
RUBY BRAFF Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet ‎– Live At The New School : The Complete Concert album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ruby Braff / George Barnes Quartet ‎– Live At The New School : The Complete Concert
Swing 1994
RUBY BRAFF The Concord Jazz Heritage Series album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Concord Jazz Heritage Series
Swing 1998
RUBY BRAFF Plays Standards and Evergreens album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Plays Standards and Evergreens
Swing 1999
RUBY BRAFF Variety Is the Spice of Braff album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Variety Is the Spice of Braff
Swing 2002
RUBY BRAFF Where's Freddie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Where's Freddie
Swing 2003
RUBY BRAFF Rubby Braff & Hank Jones : Complete Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rubby Braff & Hank Jones : Complete Recordings
Swing 2006
RUBY BRAFF The Complete Bethlehem Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Bethlehem Recordings
Swing 2011
RUBY BRAFF Dream Dancin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Dream Dancin'
Swing 2015

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In Concert - Live at Brecon Jazz Festival 1991
Swing 2004

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