Willow Weep for Me - Harry “Sweets” Edison 1964.In my early years as a trumpetplayer I was very much inspired by the music of Mr. Edison. I had that fabulous 1959 recording of Hodges, Edison and Ellington called “Back to Back” and it sampled how jazz should be played on the trumpet.Harry “Sweets” Edison (1915-1999) is one of the few players in the history of jazz trumpet who could be instantly identified after only a few notes; along with Bobby Hackett, he was acknowledged as one of the few master trumpet accompanists.He cited early exposure to recordings of Louis Armstrong backing up Bessie Smith as important influences on his playing.Here in 1964 the 49 year old Harry is backed up by Sir Charles Thompson piano. Jimmy Woode bass and Jo Jones drums. The clip was recorded in Wembley Hall in London.
Two world class musicians and improvisors doing a concert somerwhere in Britain somewher in the early nineties. Ruby Braff on cornet and Dick Hyman on a Wurlitzer organ. Dick Hyman (born March 8, 1927, New York City) is an American jazz pianist/keyboardist and composer best known for his versatility with jazz piano styles. Over a 50 year career he has functioned as pianist, organist, arranger, music director, and, increasingly, as composer. His versatility in all of these areas has resulted in well over 100 albums recorded under his own name and many more in support of other artists. Reuben "Ruby" Braff (March 16, 1927 -- February 9, 2003) was an American jazz cornetist. Braff was born in Boston. He was renowned for working in an idiom ultimately derived from the playing of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke. He began playing in local clubs in the 1940's. In 1949, he was hired to play with the Edmond Hall Orchestra at the Savoy Cafe of Boston. He relocated to New York in 1953 where he was much in demand for band dates and recordings.