Ruffins, Kermit

Basin Street, 2002CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 8.4w

Jazz Ruler Type: Dixieland
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3+
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O’s Notes: This is a man from Louisiana with all of the party spirit and inherent entertainment you’ve come to expect from the Crescent City. Kermit plays trumpet and sings songs that are appealing to a broad audience. “Tiger Rag” and “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” were my 8-year-old daughter’s favorites and “While I Die” featuring Juanita Brooks (vocals) took us to church. The balance is New Orleans style blues and simply cool jazz like “Stardust”. This is nice work from a rising master.