Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins: Calling Berlin, Vol. 2
Ruby Braff: Cornet Ellis Larkins: Piano
In this second volume, the familiar and the unfamiliar are again side by side, as Ruby Braff and Ellis Larkins again don their agent«s headphones, turn on their ancient radio and once more announce, "Calling Berlin," Irving Berlin, that is. Braff's virtuosic flights are never exhibitionistic, so few jazz musicians "sing" like him any more. And Larkins« understated commentary matches him imaginatively.
—Paraphrased from the album notes by Stanley Dance, author of The World of Swing.
Selected as one of the best records of 1997 in the January 1998 issue of Bulletin of the Hot Club of France; by Phil Attebury as a 1997 Writers Choice in the January/February 1998 issue of Coda
Selections: Slumming on Park Avenue Remember the Night Change Partners Cheek to Cheek What'll I Do? How About Me Isn't it a Lovely Day Always The Song is Ended Better Luck Next Time It Only Happens When I Dance With You Suppertime Be Careful, It's My Heart