Dinah – 1988
Hot swing from one of the most individual cornetists
While inspired by Louis Armstrong, Ruby Braff (1927-2003) developed his own sound and approach to playing hot jazz by the 1950s.
In addition to his individual sound, Braff often had a musical conversation between his middle and lower registers on the cornet and, while sticking to vintage standards, his solos were full of constant surprises.
Braff brings in the theme, there is a fine solo from the premiere stride pianist Ralph Sutton, Braff duets with a bowed Milt Hinton, they trade off, and sparks fly when the cornetist interacts with drummer Gus Johnson.