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Ruby Braff - Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy (1958) {Wounded Bird WOU 1273 rel 2009}

Ruby Braff - Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy (1958) {Wounded Bird WOU 1273 rel 2009}
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© 1958, 2009 Warner / Wounded Bird Records | WOU 1273
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

The then-32-year-old trumpeter Ruby Braff was fond of show tunes, and took for his concept the songs from the Gershwin brothers' Broadway stage play Girl Crazy for this album, his sixth as a leader. The music played by this band under the moniker of the Shubert Alley Cats is fairly predictable within the swing style, but this recording at times leans more toward bop with the inclusion of pianist Hank Jones, guitarist Jim Hall, and especially Al Cohn, who plays his trusty tenor sax and a lot of clarinet. The musicianship is solid enough, the songs a bit stretched with solos, and the jazz fairly interesting within the conservative, mainstream, straight-ahead idiom. The hottest tune is the last, "Barbary Coast," as bassists Bob Haggart and George Duvivier go to town while the horns jam, while the slowest "Embraceable You" is the opener, a ballad where Braff plays in a style akin to Louis Armstrong.
Ruby Braff & George Barnes Quartet - Salutes Rodgers and Hart (1974) Japanese Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

Ruby Braff & George Barnes Quartet - Salutes Rodgers and Hart (1974)
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Label: Concord Jazz/Universal | # UCCO-90303 | Time: 00:30:55
Mainstream Jazz, New Orleans Jazz

For the fourth of five recordings made by the classic Ruby Braff-George Barnes Quartet, ten songs by Rodgers and Hart are given melodic, swinging, creative treatment. Cornetist Braff and guitarist Barnes fed off of each other and worked very well together, while rhythm guitarist Wayne Wright and bassist Michael Moore always gave them impeccable support. Highlights of this enjoyable set include "Isn't It Romantic," "Blue Room," "You Took Advantage of Me" and "The Lady Is a Tramp".

Ruby Braff - Born to Play (1999)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 13, 2019
Ruby Braff - Born to Play (1999)

Ruby Braff - Born to Play (1999)
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Mainstream Jazz, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Arbors Records - ARCD 19203

At 71, cornetist Ruby Braff was still in prime form at the time of this interesting project. Braff decided to try something different so he utilized clarinetist Kenny Davern, three guitarists (Howard Alden, Bucky Pizzarelli and Jon Wheatley), two bassists (Michael Moore and Marshall Wood) and drummer Jim Gwin. The unusual six-piece rhythm section is well featured with each of the players somehow staying out of each other's way and the three guitars often emulating a piano. Braff sounds fine on such numbers as "Avalon," an emotional medley of two Charlie Chaplin-associated melodies ("Smile" and "La Violettera"), "Jive at Five" and a pair of the cornetist's originals. The closing "Born To Lose" is a frivolity with a so-so Braff vocal (why do older trumpeters feel compelled to sing?) but otherwise this is a successful mainstream effort. ~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow
Ruby Braff & Dick Hyman - America, The Beautiful (1982) {Arbors ARCD 19269 rel 2002}

Ruby Braff & Dick Hyman - America, The Beautiful (1982) {Arbors ARCD 19269 rel 2002}
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© 1982, 2002 Arbors Records | ARCD 19269
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Cornet / Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

Ruby is one of those few people who could solo with a pipe organ, who could improvise with such an unusual instrumental background. It requires a very special ability - flexibility, ingenuity, and invention. Ruby, of course, is his own man. Like his idol, Louis Armstrong, he commands the center of attention, even if the background is something as odd as a theatre organ. The tonal colors of a pipe organ are its great glory. Above all, I'm stimulated by being able to orchestrate on the spot. And once you launch into a bright swinging tempo with the instrument sounding perhaps a beat behind the fingers, the sensation is like leading a herd of galloping elephants. You don't dare look back.

New England - The New England Archives Box: Vol 1 (2019)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 26, 2019
New England - The New England Archives Box: Vol 1 (2019)

New England - The New England Archives Box: Vol 1 (2019)
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Melodic Hard Rock, AOR | Label: HNE Recordings, Cherry Red Records

The short lived New England originally formed around the Boston area in the late 1970s, featuring John Fannon on guitar and lead vocals, Jimmy Waldo on keyboards, Hirsh Gardner on drums and Gary Shea on bass guitar. After being discovered by famed KISS manager Bill Aucoin, their self-titled debut was issued by Infinity Records in 1979, and produced by KISS’s Paul Stanley, produced along with famed Queen, Asia and Journey producer Mike Stone. The tracks ‘Hello, Hello, Hello’ (UK No. 69) and ‘Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya’ (US No. 40) began to pick up plenty of airplay on AOR radio in the States as the band headed out on a major arena tour opening for KISS. Switching to Elektra Records, New England followed their debut in 1980 with “Explorer Suite”, this time co-produced by Mike Stone with singer and principle songwriter, John Fannon. The title track, plus ‘Livin’ In The Eighties’ were released as singles, but didn’t quite manage to capitalise on the airplay from the first LP. “Walking Wild”, their third and final album, also for Elektra, was released in 1981 and produced by Todd Rundgren. With ‘Don’t Ever Let Me Go’, ‘DDT’ and ‘Get It Up’ released as singles, the album had a more harder rocking approach, but unfortunately the band split up shortly after its release, in 1982.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)

BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Andrew Constantine - Elgar: The New England Connection (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:05:08 | 150 Mb
Classical | Label: Orchid Classics

This new release from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales presents Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations and George Chadwick’s Symphonic Sketches. George Chadwick and Edward Elgar lived almost parallel lives on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Born in rural Massachusetts in 1854, Chadwick was Elgar’s senior by three years. Elgar, born in Worcester in 1857, was to become everything Chadwick aspired to be yet wasn’t. Successful and respected as an academic, Chadwick was appointed director of Boston’s New England Conservatory in 1897. Whilst he helped establish the NEC as a major international conservatory, it was recognition as a great composer that he sought most. Elgar, on the other hand, maintained a lifelong suspicion of academics and yet rose to become one of the most venerated composers of his era.
Voce New England & Mark Singleton - Blessing: The Music of Paul Mealor (2020)

Voce New England & Mark Singleton - Blessing: The Music of Paul Mealor (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:13:34 | 251 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Signum Records

Voce New England make their debut recording on Signum with a new recording of works by eminent British composer Paul Mealor. Voces co-founder Thomas Cooke describes the background to their project: Voces mission, as articulated by Artistic Director Mark Singleton, is to Serve Harmony. We strive to perform each piece as a unified ensemble to get straight to the heart of each composition. This cooperative spirit enables us to render music that expresses, as closely as possible, the intent of the composer. Paul Mealors music, in turn, comes from a place of deep humility. It stirs the soul, allowing the spirit of all who hear it a direct, unconditioned experience of peace, love, compassion and a profound joy. When Paul came to work with Voce in 2017, we knew that Voce and Paul Mealor were a perfect pairing. Some things are just meant to be.

Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 22, 2017
Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}

Wishbone Ash - New England (1976) {2001, Remastered, Japan}
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MCA Records / Victor Entertainment / Universal International #UICY-9086
Classic Rock / Hard Rock / Blues Rock

New England is the seventh studio album by rock band Wishbone Ash. It was a success compared to the band's Locked In album, but still did not chart as high as most of their previous albums. This album would mark the "Americanization" of Wishbone Ash, as the band would relocate from England to the Northeastern United States (New England) for tax purposes. New England contained an even balance of hard rock songs and breezy, soft rock ballads, the latter of which would see further exploration from Wishbone Ash on their next studio album, Front Page News.
Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Ives: New England Holidays & Orchestral Sets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)

Seattle Symphony & Ludovic Morlot - Ives: New England Holidays & Orchestral Sets Nos. 1 & 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:18:06 | 179 MB
Label: Seattle Symphony Media

Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra summon a magical set of distinctly American impressions. Morlot is a sorcerer with this kind of music, finding balance between the work’s myriad events: ominous strings cast dour moods, while woodwinds interject with unanswered questions.
Various Artists - From Modern Jazz To New Thing (1957-1959) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 4 (2010) {Box 25CD - 100 of 100}

Various Artists - From Modern Jazz To New Thing (1957-1959) - La Grande Histoire Du Jazz Vol. 4 (2010) {Box 25CD - 100 of 100}
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© 1957-59б 2010 Le Chant du Monde | 574 1975.99
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Third Stream

An epic 100 CD chronological documentation of the history of jazz music from 1898 to 1959, housed in four boxed sets. Each box contains 25 slipcase CDs, a booklet (up to 186 pages) and an index. The booklets contain extensive notes (Eng/Fr) with recording dates and line-ups. 31 hours of music in each box, totalling 1677 tracks Each track has been restored and mastered from original sources.