Kermit Ruffins – World On A String – 320kbps

Artist: Kermit Ruffins
Title: World On A String
Year Of Release: 1992
Label: Justice Records
Genre: Jazz / Vocal Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 41:23 min
Total Size: 101 MB

01. Monday Night In New Orleans
02. Honey Chile
03. I’ve Got The Wold On A String
04. Kermit’s Second Line
05. Georgia On My Mind
06. Girl Of My Dreams
07. Rosetta
08. Happy Birthday
09. When It’s Sleepy Time Down South
10. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
11. The Glory Of Love

The music on this first solo effort from trumpeter Kermit Ruffins is so good-natured and joyous that one can mostly overlook its derivative nature. Ruffins clearly had a good time playing trumpet (and occasionally singing) on such numbers as "Monday Night In New Orleans," "Girl of My Dreams" and "When My Dreamboat Comes Home." Not everything works on the date: "Rosetta" is taken much too fast for the musicians; there are a few too many average vocals; Ruffins did not have that original a sound yet; and some of the performances are quite predictable. So, although pianist Ellis Marsalis, bassist Walter Payton and banjoist Danny Barker are in the band (along with some younger lesser-known players), this is only a slightly above average set of New Orleans jazz. ~ Scott Yanow
Personnel: Kermit Ruffins (vocals, trumpet); Doreen Ketchens (clarinet); Lucien Barbarin (trombone); Anthony Lacen (tuba); Ellis Marsalis (piano); Danny Barker (banjo); Walter Payton (bass); Shannon Powell (drums); James Andrews (background vocals).

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