Ruffins, Kermit

Basin Street, 2020CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 26.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Classic
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 79
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Check our trumpeter Kermit Ruffins’ Fireside Christmas! This is an online release of A Crazy Cool Christmas (2009). New Orleans based trumpeter Kermit Ruffins puts his spin on the traditional holiday favorites. He adds a strong dose of jazz to “Silent Night” borrowing elements from “All Blues”. He takes Santa for a ride down Bourbon Street on “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”. Michaela Harrison joins Kermit adding a soft, delicate touch to “Baby It’s Cold Outside” and he restates his allegiance to New Orleans with “A Saints Christmas”. These arrangements appeal to jazz fans and fans of holiday music too.


Publicist: Basin Street