Complete Recordings Featuring Jim Hall
Ruby Braff (tp), Hank Jones (p), Al Cohn (ts), Jim Hall (g), George Duvivier (b), Mundell Lowe (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Elliott (vb), Don Lamond (d), Leonard Gaskin (b)
Includes the outstanding album "Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy", issued for the first time ever on CD. "Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy" (Warner Bros. 1958, tracks #1-8). + A rare medley (track #9) of "Bidin My Time, "But Not For Me" and "Embraceable You", which was not included on the original LP. The piece was recorded in the same session as the other tracks on the LP but was only issued on a special edition Warner Bros. anthology titled "Jazz Festival In Stereo: Near In, Far Out").
+ All the tracks featuring Hank Jones from the albums "Youre Getting to Be a Habit With Me" (Stereo Craft 1959, tracks #10-13)
( -**** AMG) and "Easy Now" (tracks #14-18). ( -**** Penguin Guide to Jazz)
Please note: Due to time limitations, the final track from the August 19, 1958 session, "The Song Is Ended But The Melody Lingers On", appears on the companion volume (see below): Ruby Braff-Dave McKenna "Complete Original Quartet/Quintet Sessions".
1. Embraceable You
2. Treat Me Rough
3. But Not For Me
4. Boy! What Love Has Done For Me
5. I Got Rhythm
6. Bidin My Time
7. Could You Use Me?
8. Barbary Coast
9. Medley: Bidin My Time / But Not For Me / Embraceable You
10. When Your Lover Has Gone
11. Youre Getting To Be A Habit With Me
12. Lets Do It
13. Taking A Chance On Love
14. Give My Regards To Broadway
15. Willow Weep For Me
16. This Is My Lucky Day
17. Someday Youll Be Sorry
Ruby Braff, (tp), Hank Jones (p) on all tracks, with: #1-9 "Ruby Braff Goes Girl Crazy": Al Cohn (ts), Jim Hall (g), George Duvivier (b on 3, 5 & 6), Bob Haggart (b on 1, 2, 4, 7 & 9), Buzzy Drootin (d). New York, December 4 & 5, 1958.
#10-13 originally appeared on "Youre Getting to Be a Habit With Me": Mundell Lowe (g), Milt Hinton (b), Don Elliott (vibes), Don Lamond (d). New York, 1961.
#14-18 originally appeared on "Easy Now": Roy Eldridge (2nd tp), Mundell Lowe (g), Leonard Gaskin (b), Don Lamond (d). New York, August 19, 1958.
Total Time: 75: 42 mins.