Born to Play: The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of Performances (Studies in Jazz) (Hardcover)
Ruby Braff's uncompromising standards, musical taste, and creative imagination informed his consummate artistry in creating music beautifully played. He achieved swiftly what few musicians accomplish in a lifetime by developing a unique and immediately recognizable style. Although prepared in discographical style, capturing information about both commercial recordings and previously undocumented performances, Born to Play serves as a biography of the artist, detailing the path he paved as a performer and featuring personal recollections of his musical career with commentary from other figures.
Thomas P. Hustad is retired university professor. He was instrumental in the development of the world's leading association of new products professionals. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World and received numerous teaching awards.