In My Solitude

Whether or not you’re in a state of self-isolation because of coronavirus, please give up three and a bit minutes of your time to listen to this little gem by the quartet that was led for a short time by Ruby Braff (cornet) and George Barnes (guitar). That band not only knew how to play but also exactly when to stop, as demonstrated on this exquisite live version of the great Duke Ellington song, In My Solitude. Michael Moore is on bass (arco on parts of this number) and Wayne Wright on rhythm guitar, but it’s Ruby Braff who takes the lead on this one, using his beautiful tone to stunning effect…

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to “In My Solitude”

  1. One of my favourite chansons has a similar name:

  2. It is interesting how many famous French people (mostly singers, but some other artists, and even a politician) were immigrants or children of immigrants. Apart from Moustaki, we have Charles Aznavour, Serge Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Rampling, Patricia Kaas, Nicolas Sarkozy. (Interestingly, none from the many French colonies). Those are just the ones I am aware of; I’ve never researched this systematically. Apart from Birkin, whose exotic accent is part of her charm, none of those are generally perceived as non-French. (At least not today; one of Moustaki’s most famous songs discusses the way he was perceived somewhat xenophobically in his early years in France.)

  3. […] long ago I shared a piece by the quartet that was led for a short time by Ruby Braff (cornet) and George Barnes (guitar). By […]

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