Summertime Braff-Barnes

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by bob erwig

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The Ruby Braff/George Barnes Quartet live in Berlin in 1974.
Ruby Braff cornet, George Barnes guitar, Wayne Wright rhythm guitar and Michael Moore bass.
In the spring of 1973 Ruby Braff and George Barnes had started a new group. They rehearsed once a week and it became a very special little quartet. They increased their number of weekly rehearsals to get ready for a concert at Carnegie Hall for the opening night of the New York Newport Jazz Festival. They became the highpoint of that festival.
The group stayed together until some time in 1974 when Braff had a fall out with George Barnes. I believe this was one of Ruby's bands which was well organized. Ruby usually appeared as a solist performer with unrehearsed All Star groups.


formidable !
By Jimmy Keith 4 years ago
Excellent post.
Thank you for sharing.
By Walter Gray 4 years ago
By kspm0220s 4 years ago
Thank you Bob!! Been waiting to see this jewel again for a looong time!
By scharpen 4 years ago