Home » Jazz Articles » Album Review » Ruby Braff: I Hear Music

292

Ruby Braff: I Hear Music

By

Sign in to view read count
Ruby Braff: I Hear Music
Ruby Braff has compiled an album of sheer pleasure in quintet work. His well shaped cornet sound, and the interplay of the instruments through each cut is a shining example of mastery of pacing and a sense of timing. Within each of the cuts is a conversation between the instruments where each one says their version of the melody in turn. Cut 2, a medley of “Chicago” and “My Kind of Town” also has hints of Loesser’s “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Other fascinating takes on classic tunes include “Baby, Won’t You Please Come Home,” “Wouldn’t it be Loverly” and “I Hear Music.”

Another treat on the album is a tune written by Braff himself, entitled “We’re All Through.” Guest Soloist Daryl Sherman makes the song with a vocal that conveys the message that is laced through this beautiful piece. Braff says in a quote from the liner notes that the lyrics were written the way you hear them because the song had the feel of the final piece for a club band. The result is a lyrically simple, yet elegant piece of work... an album that is well worth the time, particularly for those who favor smooth cornet work.

Track Listing

I Hear Music; Chicago Medley: Chicago/My Kind of Town (Chicago is); Baby, Won't You Please Come Home; Wouldn't it be Loverly; Yesterdays; (I Would Do) Anything for You; We're All Through.

Personnel

Album information

Title: I Hear Music | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Arbors Records


< Previous
Phoenix Rising

Next >
Open Wide

Comments

Tags


For the Love of Jazz
Get the Jazz Near You newsletter All About Jazz has been a pillar of jazz since 1995, championing it as an art form and, more importantly, supporting the musicians who create it. Our enduring commitment has made "AAJ" one of the most culturally important websites of its kind, read by hundreds of thousands of fans, musicians and industry figures every month.

You Can Help
To expand our coverage even further and develop new means to foster jazz discovery and connectivity we need your help. You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky ads plus provide access to future articles for a full year. This winning combination will vastly improve your AAJ experience and allow us to vigorously build on the pioneering work we first started in 1995. So enjoy an ad-free AAJ experience and help us remain a positive beacon for jazz by making a donation today.

More

Precipice
Ill Considered
My Prophet
Oded Tzur
Hearts of Palm
Eden Har-Gil

Popular

For Real!
Hampton Hawes
My Prophet
Oded Tzur
Nimble Digits
Geoff Stradling
Time Again
Koppel, Blade, Koppel

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.