BLISS: RUBY, RALPH, MILT, GUS, and DON (1988)

Ruby Braff, Ralph Sutton, Milt Hinton, and Gus Johnson — at the Mid-America Jazz Festival in St. Louis . . . blessedly recorded for us by Don Wolff:

I’M CRAZY ‘BOUT MY BABY:

SWEETHEARTS ON PARADE:

Although Ruby’s microphone seems earthbound, the music soars up to the heavens. 

And if you visit YouTube and look for “MrDonWolff,” you will find that generous Don has also shared performances by Rossano Sportiello, Soprano Summit, Milt, and Kenny Davern. 

Wonderful!

5 responses to “BLISS: RUBY, RALPH, MILT, GUS, and DON (1988)

  1. Lovely to see (and hear) 4 old pals still in their prime. Thanks for sharing this sublime music with us!

    Ken

  2. We had a record dealer here in Denmark who once in the fifties said: “It’ll be a Braff year this year!”
    To me it has been a Braff year ever since!
    Thanks for bringing this to my knowlege.

  3. Extraordinary. Thank you.

  4. @ Erik — thanks for giving me another reason to be proud of my Danish heritage! Three cheers for Ruby Braff!
    Skol,
    Jon-Erik

  5. Such a treat to see those ham-sized hands of Ralph Sutton moving on the 88’s.

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