Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins: Calling Berlin, Vol. 1

Artists / Instruments:
Ruby Braff: Cornet

  • Ellis Larkins: Piano

    "The two resolute undercover agents shown in the photograph that illustrates this collection were not, as you may have assumed, engaged in ensuring the downfall of the Third Reich. They were, in fact, paying tribute to Berlin, the great American songwriter, Irving Berlin, whose songs they intended recording that day...Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins first recorded together in 1955. They got together again in 1972. Now here they are once more, twenty two years later, still going strong like Scotland´s famous Johnny Walker.¯ “ Stanley Dance, author of The World of Swing

    Here is what the critics have to say:
    Selected by John Norris as a Writers´ Choice record for 1995 in Coda Magazine. Selected by Ira Gitler and Jack Sohmer as a Critics Pick for 1995 in JazzTimes. Selected by Gary Giddins as one of the best records of 1995 in the Village Voice

    It´s A Lovely Day Today

  • Blue Skies
  • Alexander´s Ragtime Band
  • I´m Putting All My Eggs In One Basket
  • How Deep Is The Ocean?
  • Soft Lights And Sweet Music
  • Let´s Face The Music And Dance
  • My Walking Stick
  • Russian Lullaby
  • You´re Laughing At Me
  • This Year´s Kisses
  • Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
  • They Say It´s Wonderful
  • Steppin´ Out With My Baby
  • Easter Parade

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