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Three Classic Albums Plus (Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny / Easy Now / You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me)


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Three Classic Albums Plus (Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny / Easy Now / You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me) + Three Classic Albums Plus (Songs For Swingers / Buck Meets Ruby / Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton) + Five Classic Albums Plus (Vic Dickenson Septet #1 / #2 / #3 / #4 / Mainstream Jazz)
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  • Audio CD (6 Sep 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • ASIN: B003Z9Q5KC
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,261 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: Keep Smiling At Trouble 5:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: It's Been So Long 7:24£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: I'm Coming Virginia 6:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: I Can't Get Started 6:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: Marie 4:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good 4:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: Downhearted Blues 6:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hi-Fi Salute To Bunny: Somebody Else Is Taking My Place 6:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Easy Now: For Now 4:31£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Easy Now: When My Sugar Walks Down The Street 3:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Easy Now: I Just Couldn't Take It, Baby 4:03£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Easy Now: My Walking Stick 1:58£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Easy Now: Little Man, You've Had A Busy Day 3:13£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Easy Now: Give My Regards To Broadway 4:07£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Easy Now: Willow Weep For Me 5:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Easy Now: This Is My Lucky Day 2:30£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Easy Now: Someday You'll Be Sorry 3:04£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Easy Now: Yesterdays 3:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Easy Now: The Song Is Ended But The Melody Lingers On 5:28£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: Someday Sweetheart 3:15£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: When Your Lover Has Gone 3:38£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: Let's Do It 3:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: Swing That Music 3:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To 3:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen26. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: Taking A Chance On Love 2:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen27. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: Cabin In The Pines 4:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen28. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: Lazy 3:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen29. You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me: If Dreams Come True 3:17£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen30. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) from At Newport 8:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen31. These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You) from At Newport 5:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen32. Oh, Lady Be Good from At Newport 7:40£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen33. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter from Jimmy Rushing And The Newport All-Stars (Previously Unissued) 5:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen34. Goin' To Chicago from Jimmy Rushing And The Newport All-Stars (Previously Unissued) 3:47£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen35. St. Louis Blues from Jimmy Rushing And The Newport All-Stars (Previously Unissued) 7:11£0.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

AVID Jazz here presents three classic Ruby Braff albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. 'Hi Fi Salute To Bunny', 'Easy Now', 'You're Getting To Be A Habit To Me' and the plus the previously unavailable 'Jimmy Rushing And The Newport All-Stars' recorded in 1959. Our latest release in the AVID Jazz series features a man who once said that he 'attended the University of Louis Armstrong from which you never graduate'. In fact our host, Ruby Braff was often irritated as a result of recording one of our featured albums, as he was forever after cited as a Berigan disciple, whereas our earlier quote firmly places him in the Armstrong camp! Ruby Braff was born in Boston in 1927 and did indeed learn his music by listening to Louis Arnstrong but along with many other great musicians like Lester Young, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby and Bessie Smith, with whom he had in common being 'discovered' by Columbia's John Hammond! On the Newport sessions liner notes Ruby is described as a 'friendly, clean cut little guy with a great sense of humour and a powerful love for jazz'.....'His is a traditional style trumpet played in a modern style......he has the tone, warmth and heart...even the majesty of an Armstrong'. Settle back and listen while Ruby is joined by among others Roy Eldridge, Benny Morton, Pee Wee Russell, Mundell Lowe, Hank Jones, Vic Dickinson, Bob Wilbur and Jimmy Rushing and we think you may well agree!. All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever!

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 24 Dec 2010
Format: Audio CD
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and quite diverse compilation!!!!!
Yes, it took me a while to get used to the beauty of Ruby Braff's playing... He was obviously a disciple of earlier cornet/trumpet giants (why, he said it himself - he was a disciple of L. Armstrong university, from which you never graduate)but, actually, he doesn't sound like Armstrong, Berigan, Beiderbecke, Clayton, Eldridge or any of the older trumpet giants who preceded him. Stylistically, you can put him between Chicago school of jazz, swing (and dixieland) BUT the diversity of his tone is WAY above the average (check out his lower-register inventiveness if you please!);
his melodical inventiveness is obviously at the top of, well, mainstream jazz while the way he sounds (and constructs his solos) is actually transceding any style the material, other musicians or the record procuder might want to drag him into. Actually, in being so unique, Braff reminds me of another gigantic and momentuous trumpet player - Henry "Red" Allen...

I believe this 2 CD album-compilation finds Ruby in excellent form, with various sounds and arrangements, in great company, to say the least.
The first album "Hi-Fi Salute to Bunny", tribute to B. Berigan (recorded in 1957) finds Ruby in the company of Benny Morton (tb), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Dick Hafer (ts), Nat Pierce (p), Steve Jordan (g), Walter Page (b) and Buzzy Drootin (dm).... Any record with Pee Wee Russell will be high on my wishlist and this is a great one, but Ruby is the star in spite of the illustrious company of other horns (Benny Morton is hardly a slouch himself)...
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Barry McCanna TOP 500 REVIEWER on 18 Sep 2010
Format: Audio CD
Ruby Braff's rich tone and melodic sense are to the fore in this budget compilation of three-and-a-bit late fifties albums. The first (Hi-Fi Salute to Bunny) was recorded in the spring of 1957, and featured also Benny Morton on trombone, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Dick Hafer on tenor sax, Nat Pierce on piano, Steve Jordan on guitar, Walter Page on bass, and Buzzy Drootin on drums. Jumping to the bonus 1957 Newport tracks, the line-up is the same but for Sam Margolis substituting on tenor sax, and Jimmy Welch on valve trombone being added. Bud Freeman is present on the two 1959 tracks which end side 2, so that you can easily curtail Jimmy Rushing's repetitive ride-out on "St Louis Blues" after the first hearing.

Easy Now comprises two sessions dating from August 1958, the first featuring Emmett Berry on trumpet, Bob Wilber on tenor sax, Vic Dickenson on trombone, Marty Napoleon on piano, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Leonard Gaskin on bass, and Don Lamond on drums. For the second, substitute Roy Eldridge on trumpet & flugelhorn, Hank Jones on piano, with the same guitar, bass & drums.

You're Getting to be a Habit with Me dates from 1959, has Don Lamond on drums, Don Elliot on vibes, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, and Hank Jones or Nat Pierce on piano.

This is wonderful music-making, relaxed but assured, in which every player knows his part, and plays it superbly well. Stand-out track has to be Swing that Music.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Wyatt on 27 Feb 2011
Format: Audio CD
This double CD represents the usual Avid label value, giving as it does, 160 minutes of music at a (Amazon) bargain price. So what's the problem?
Well, although we have a range of mainstream jazz numbers played by top notch musicians, it all sounds a bit "routine" and could , in fact be dance music. There's no bite or excitement to it. not like, say, Eddie Condon, Bobby Hackett, Jack Teagarden, Bob Crosby or indeed our own superb Alex Welsh. I find myself just listening to it as background music rather than "sit up and take notice" jazz.
Also, in common with the other Avid CDs taken from mid-50s LPs, the sound, whilst striving to be clear and "hi fi" is much too bright and sharp. This is shown up particularly in the reedy, high register clarinet warblings of the erratic Pee Wee Russell.
Compare this to, for example, the excellently mastered CBS "Dixieland Jam" by the Eddie Condon Allstars both for exciting jazz listening and sound quality (stereo in 1957!) or the Robert Parker Bob Crosby CD.
So, if you simply want a lot of music for your money, you can't go wrong with this one but you won't be too excited.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By NeilMJ on 10 April 2011
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Three very good albums put together at a bargain price. Effortless playing by Ruby Braff is matched by lots of solos from other stars of mainstream jazz. Unfortunately, I only like the clarinet when it's played in the lower register (e.g. Barney Bigard is usually fine by me)and, since one of the albums features Pee Wee Russell, I've only given a 4 star rating. Russell's tone is far too spiky and aggressive for my taste but when you have solos from Braff, Vic Dickenson, Bud Freeman, Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones and others it does seem a little nigardly to complain about not liking clarinets! However, four stars and not five. Nevertheless, great value.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grendad on 11 Aug 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
More than 30 years ago I bought my first Ruby Braff LP and wore it out. To have all this music for this price is a bargain I could not have dreamed of at that time, and to have several hours of Braff on my computer system to be played and played is a joy. He was a very unpleasant man and yet he had this enormous talent to give us so much enjoyment. For me he was the greatest jazz instrumentalist.
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