[Dixielandjazz] Ruby Braff Obit

Stephen Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Feb 11 12:40:47 PST 2003

Lots of good quotes from that Obit. My favorite?

"Despite Mr. Braff's reputation as a traditionalist, and his insistence
that Armstrong was his only influence, neither his repertory nor his
playing was mired in the past. He discreetly incorporated some modern
harmonic ideas into his work, especially in his later years, and he was
always open to a good melody"

Like Davern, Hamilton, Alden and others who moved "discreetly" towards
the mainstream also, no?

Steve Barbone

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