Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners: Washington Hall Stomp (CD or download)

Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners

Record Details

Released:
2015
Genre:
jazz

Record Tracklist

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  2. Pretty Doll -:-- / -:--
  3. Scofflaw -:-- / -:--
  4. Hold On -:-- / -:--
  5. 14th Avenue Drag -:-- / -:--
  6. That’s About Right -:-- / -:--
  7. Washington Hall Stomp -:-- / -:--
  8. Dewdropper’s Dream -:-- / -:--
  9. Low Down -:-- / -:--
  10. Cautionary Tale -:-- / -:--
  11. California Poppies -:-- / -:--
  12. That’s It -:-- / -:--

The Rhythm Runners’ Prohibition Era jazz is such infectious fun it could almost make you wish the 21st Amendment had never been repealed.” —Dick Stein, Jazz DJ, KPLU FM Seattle, Tacoma

Featuring:

Greg Ruby – guitar and compositions
Dennis Lichtman – clarinet
Gordon Au – trumpet
Charlie Halloran – trombone
Cassidy Holden – bass
Julian MacDonough – drums

Greg Ruby has captured the spirit of early jazz here not only through his own tunes such as the spritely “Humdinger” and the insouciant “That’s About Right,” but by retrieving and rearranging the long lost compositions of legendary Seattle wind instrument “professor” Frank Waldron, mentor to Quincy Jones, Buddy Catlett and others. Ruby’s carefully nuanced, airy arrangements—in the spirit of Jelly Roll Morton—bring out the joy and spark of Ruby’s and Waldron’s melodies while showcasing the considerable talents of soloists Dennis Lichtman (clarinet), Gordon Au (trumpet), Charlie Halloran (trombone) and, naturally, Ruby himself. The album is an absolute delight, a window into a joyful, rambunctious jazz past that is too often overlooked.” —Paul de Barros, The Seattle Times, Down Beat

  1. Look Both Ways Greg Ruby Quartet
  2. Scofflaw Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  3. Inside Out Greg Ruby Quartet
  4. That’s It Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  5. Someone Told Me Your Secret Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  6. We Meet Again Greg Ruby Quartet
  7. Suspicion Greg Ruby Quartet
  8. Humdinger Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  9. Climb Them Walls Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  10. Low Down Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  11. Kansas Straight Winds Greg Ruby Quartet
  12. Pretty Doll Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  13. Go Get It Greg Ruby & the Rhythm Runners
  14. You Should’a Been There Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  15. Zephyr Greg Ruby Quartet
  16. That’s About Right Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  17. 14th Avenue Drag Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners
  18. Hold On Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners