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    Louisiana - Braff:Hyman

    bob erwig

    by bob erwig

    Louisiana Braff/Hyman

    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.