Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Ruby Braff, George Barnes|
Salutes Rodgers and Hart
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Steve Emerine | Tucson, AZ United States | 02/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD reissue from cornetist Ruby Braff and guitarist George Barnes is like vintage wine -- it's better today than when it was first released in 1975. The interplay between the two leads, with fine back-up from guitarist Wayne Wright and bassist Michael Moore, makes for an enjoyable concert of Rodgers and Hart's finest. Unfortunately, though, it's barely 30 minutes long. It would be nice if Concord would combine it with the duo's Gershwin standards from another short LP -- just as Chiaroscuro, a competitor, has done with the Braff-Barnes performances from the New School.Until then, however, this CD is worth picking up."
Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 09/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Classic Rodgers and Hart played by one of the best mainstream corntetists. Ruby Braff doesn't reinvent anything played on this set but still emphasizes the melody with tender loving care....one of the best players of pre-bop jazz. In this he is ably supported by guitarist George Barnes who emphasizes single note lines in his playing. Together they turn out some excellent harmonization and solos on music well known to just about anyone.You will enjoy this if you like mainstream, small group light jazz, guitar, excellent cornet, or Rodgers and Hart music either singly or any of these combinations."
Sit back and enjoy
Nicholas Abanavas | 08/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What happens when you take solid musicians and have them play good compositions? Braff and Barnes et al make an enjoyable half hour of music that will put a smile on almost any music lovers face. The three piece string section supports Braff's horn playing beautifully and the interplay of the band members is thought-provoking.
I think in this day and age where some of us see jazz as that ever-challenging music form whose participants need to constantly be pushing the proverbial envelop, we need to sit back and enjoy performances that touch chords that are meant for shear listening pleasure."