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Ruby Braff

cor, tr, 1927-2003 US, Boston
Musician of Jazz
A.k.a. Reuben Braff

Reuben "Ruby" Braff (March 16, 1927 – February 9, 2003) was an American jazz trumpeter and cornetist. Jack Teagarden was once asked about him on the Gary Moore TV show and described Ruby as "the Ivy League Louis Armstrong."Braff was born in Boston. He was renowned for working in an idiom ultimately derived from the playing of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke.He began playing in local clubs in the 1940s. In 1949, he was hired to play with the Edmond Hall Orchestra at the Savoy Cafe of Boston. He relocated to New York in 1953 where he was much in demand for band dates and recordings.

        
Instruments
  • Cornet
  • Trumpet
  • Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
I've Got A Crush On You on Cool Jazz For Hot Nights by Various Artists
My Funny Valentine on Two By Two by Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins
Mean to Me on Just for Fun by Ruby Braff
Romance In The Dark on Linger Awhile by Ruby Braff
They Cant Take That Away From Me on Fireworks by Ruby Braff & Dick Hyman
That Old Feeling on Just for Fun by Ruby Braff
's Wonderful on Swing That Music by Ruby Braff
Love For Sale on Duets by Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins
I've Got The World On A String on Duets by Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins
My Honey's Lovin' Arms on C'est Magnifique by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Dream Dancin'Ruby Braff2015Compil.
Someday SweetheartRuby Braff2014Single
The Complete Bethlehem RecordingsRuby Braff2011Compil.
Three Classic Albums PlusRuby Braff2010Compil.
For The Last Time - Ruby Braff's Historic Final Performance With Scott HamiltonRuby Braff With Scott Hamilton2008Album
Little Things - Live In Dublin 1976Ruby Braff2007Album
FireworksRuby Braff, Dick Hyman2007Album
Complete RecordingsRuby Braff With Hank Jones2007Compil.
Controlled Nonchalance At The Regattabar, Volume 2Ruby Braff2005Album
The Complete DuetsRuby Braff & Ellis Larkins2005Compil.
You Brought A New Kind Of LoveRuby Braff2004Album
Relaxing At the Penthouse with John Pizzarelli TrioRuby Braff, Bucky Pizzarelli, John Pizzarelli, Ray Kennedy, Martin Pizzarelli, Jim Gwin2002Album
Watch What HappensRuby Braff2002Album
Ad Lib BluesRuby Braff2002Album
Variety Is The Spice Of BraffRuby Braff2002Album
Music For The Still Of The NightRuby Braff2001Album
The Cape CodfatherRuby Braff2000Album
Duets Volume 2Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins2000Compil.
Born To PlayRuby Braff1999Album
Linger AwhileRuby Braff1999Album
The Canadian SessionsRuby Braff With Gene DiNovi, The Ed Bickert Trio With Don Thompson & Terry Clarke1999Compil.
Linger AwhileRuby Braff1999Compil.
Duets Volume OneRuby Braff, Ellis Larkins1999Compil.
Ruby Braff Plays Standards And EvergreensRuby Braff1999Compil.
The Best Of BraffRuby Braff1999Album
In The Wee, Small Hours In New York And LondonRuby Braff1999Album
Braff Plays Wimbledon - The Second SetRuby Braff1998Album
The Concord Jazz Heritage SeriesRuby Braff1998Compil.
It Had To Be UsRuby Braff And Woody Herman1998Album
Braff Plays Wimbledon - First SetRuby Braff1997Album
Buddy Tate With Humphrey Lyttelton And Ruby BraffBuddy Tate With Humphrey Lyttelton And Ruby Braff1997Album
As Time Goes By...Ruby Braff1997Album
Ruby Braff Remembers Louis Armstrong: Being With YouRuby Braff1997Album
Play Nice TunesRuby Braff · Dick Hyman1996Album
Ruby Got RythmRuby Braff1996Compil.
Inside & OutRuby Braff, Roger Kellaway1996Album
Calling Berlin Vol. 1Ruby Braff And Ellis Larkins1995Album
Cornet Chop SueyRuby Braff1994Album
Cornet Chop SueyRuby Braff1994Album
Controlled Nonchalance At The Regattabar (Vol. 1)Ruby Braff1994Album
Hi-Fi Salute To BunnyRuby Braff1994Album
Hi-Fi Salute To BunnyRuby Braff1994Album
Live At The RegattabarRuby Braff1994Album
The Magic HornGeorge Wein's Dixie Victors Featuring Ruby Braff1993Album
Volume TwoRuby Braff & His New England Songhounds1992Album
Volume OneRuby Braff & His New England Songhounds1991Album
Music from South PacificRuby Braff, Dick Hyman1991Album
Hear Me Talkin'Ruby Braff1991Album
With The Newport All StarsRuby Braff - Buddy Tate1990Compil.
Music From My Fair LadyDick Hyman & Ruby Braff1989Album
This Is My Lucky DayRuby Braff1988Compil.
Manhattan JazzDick Hyman & Ruby Braff1987Album
A Sailboat In The MoonlightRuby Braff And Scott Hamilton1986Album
A FirstRuby Braff And Scott Hamilton1985Album
America The BeautifulRuby Braff · Dick Hyman1984Album
Very SinatraRuby Braff1982Album
The Mighty BraffRuby Braff1982Album
Easy NowRuby Braff1982Album
Ralph Sutton And The JazzbandRalph Sutton Featuring Ruby Braff, Kenny Davern, Bud Freeman, Milt Hinton, Gus Johnson, George Masso1981Album
R&R: QuartetRalph Sutton, Ruby Braff1980Album
Sackville 3022Ruby Braff With The Ed Bickert Trio Featuring Don Thompson And Terry Clarke1979Album
Adoration Of The MelodyRuby Braff1978Album
PrettiesRuby Braff1978Album
Ruby Got RhythmRuby Braff1978Album
The Individualism Of Pee Wee RussellPee Wee Russell With Ruby Braff And Red Richards1978Compil.
Braff Plays Bing Volume 1Ruby Braff1978Album
Fats Waller's Heavenly JiveDick Hyman & Ruby Braff1977Album
Them There EyesRuby Braff1976Album
Bugle Call RagRuby Braff1976Album
Tribute To Count BasieWallace Davenport, Ruby Braff, Bill Coleman, Vic Dickenson, Buddy Tate, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Gérard Badini, George Wein, James Leary, Willie Mabon1974Album
Ruby Braff SpecialRuby Braff1973Album
The Grand ReunionRuby Braff & Ellis Larkins1972Album
Ruby Braff And His International Jazz Quartet Plus ThreeRuby Braff1972Album
The Ruby Braff & Ellis Larkins ShowcaseRuby Braff & Ellis Larkins1971Album
Hear Me Talkin'Ruby Braff1971Album
Ruby Braff Plays Louis ArmstrongRuby Braff1970Album
The Ruby Braff SpecialRuby Braff1970Album
On Sunnie's Side Of The StreetRalph Sutton, Ruby Braff, Milt Hinton, Mousey Alexander1968Album
Jazz At Storyville Volume 3Pee Wee Russell & Ruby Braff1964Album
You're Getting To Be A Habit With MeRuby Braff1959Album
Easy NowRuby Braff And His Men1959Album
Blowing Around The WorldRuby Braff1959Album
Mean To MeRuby Braff1959Single
Ruby Braff Goes "Girl Crazy"Ruby Braff1959Album
Hustlin' & Bustlin'Ruby Braff1957Single
Pocket Full Of DreamsRuby Braff / Ellis Larkins1957Album
Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny - Vol. 3Ruby Braff1957Single
Hi-Fi Salute To BunnyRuby Braff1957Album
Featuring Dave McKennaRuby Braff1956Single
Two By Two (Ruby And Ellis Play Rodgers And Hart)Ruby Braff And Ellis Larkins1956Album
Ruby BraffRuby Braff Featuring Dave McKenna1956Album
Braff!!Ruby Braff1956Album
The Magic HornGeorge Wein's Dixie Victors Featuring Ruby Braff1956Album
Hustlin' And Bustlin'Ruby Braff1956Compil.
Ruby Braff SwingsRuby Braff1955Single
Jazz At Storyville Vol. 1Pee Wee Russell / Ruby Braff1955Album
2 Part Inventions In Jazz, Volume 1Ruby Braff, Ellis Larkins1955Album
2 Part Inventions In Jazz, Volume 1Ruby Braff, Ellis Larkins1955Album
Swinging With Ruby BraffRuby Braff1955Album
Ball At Bethlehem With BraffRuby Braff1955Album
Jazz At Storyville Vol. 2Pee Wee Russell / Ruby Braff1955Album
Storyville Presents Ruby BraffRuby Braff1955Single
Holiday In BraffRuby Braff1955Album
2 Part Inventions In Jazz, Vol. 2Ruby Braff, Ellis Larkins1955Album
Storyville Presents Ruby BraffRuby Braff1955Album
Storyville Presents Ruby BraffRuby Braff1955Single
The Jazz SceneBud Freeman Quintet Featuring Ruby Braff1955Single
2 X 2Ruby Braff And Ellis Larkins1955Single
Buck Clayton Meets Ruby BraffBuck Clayton / Ruby Braff1954Album
Buck Meets RubyBuck Clayton, Ruby Braff, The Mel Powell Septet1954Album
Buck Clayton Meets Ruby BraffBuck Clayton / Ruby Braff1954Album
Ralph & Ruby DuetRalph Sutton & Ruby BraffAlbum
Jazz At The Boston Arts FestivalRuby Braff, Sam Margolis, Buzzy Drootin, Vic Dickenson, John Fields, Al Drootin, Dick Lefave, George WeinSingle
Jazz A La MidnightColeman Hawkins, Ruby Braff, Jimmy McPartland, Eddie Bert, Joe NewmanCompil.
SwingsRuby BraffAlbum
Swing That MusicRuby Braff, Red NorvoAlbum
Dixieland - Main Stem New OrleansEdmond Hall, Vic Dickenson, Ruby Braff, Kenny Kersey, John Field, Jimmy CrawfordAlbum
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