World on a String

World on a String

by Kermit Ruffins



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.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/06/1993
Label: Justice Records
UPC: 0719488110124
catalogNumber: 1101

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kermit Ruffins   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Vocals
Danny Barker   Banjo
Ellis Marsalis   Piano
James Andrews   Vocals
Lucien Barbarin   Trombone
Doreen Ketchens   Clarinet
Anthony "Tuba Fats" Lacen   Tuba
Walter Payton   Bass
Shannon Powell   Drums

Technical Credits

Kermit Ruffins   Liner Notes
David Franklin   Composer
Cliff Friend   Composer
Jay Gallagher   Engineer
Randall Hage Jamail   Producer,Liner Notes
Steve Reynolds   Engineer
Richard M. Sherman   Composer
Dave Franklin   Composer
Mildred Hill   Composer
Patty Smith Hill   Composer

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