Ellis Larkins & Ruby Braff: Duets, Vols 1 & 2

LABELS: Vanguard
PERFORMER: Ellis Larkins (p), Ruby Braff
CATALOGUE NO: VCD 79609-2, 79611-2


There had been piano/trumpet duets before these tracks were taped in 1956, but somehow Braff and Larkin made this idiom their own. They are among the great moments of recorded jazz, the thoughtful economy and purposeful empathy of the players giving them the power to endure. SN