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Ruby My Dear

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Ruby My Dear is a ballad written by pianist Thelonious Monk. He wrote the song for his first love, Rubie Richardson. Monk recorded it both solo and with a band, a notable one being with John Coltrane. The ballad has become a standard since.

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Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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