Friday, October 19, 2012

Jimmy Raney - Momentum

This 1974 LP marked a comeback for Jimmy Raney, following his long layoff from the music business in order to make a full recovery from alcoholism. Accompanied by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Alan Dawson, the guitarist is in terrific form as he explores several standards, a bossa nova-flavored "Nobody Else but Me," and a driving take of "Just Friends." He composed the other two works heard on the date. His piece, "'Momentum," is a reworking of an earlier original he called "Motion," both of which are obviously based upon the chord changes to "You Stepped Out of a Dream." "We'll Be Together" is an original ballad (set to words he wrote earlier, according to liner-note writer Ira Gitler), though it sounds as if it was partially inspired by "Autumn in New York"; it also features a strong solo by Davis. Originally released on MPS and reissued by Pausa, this record has been unavailable for quite some time, but it can be found with a diligent search.
Scott Yanow

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Jimmy Raney


1 Momentum (Raney)  4:55
2 Autumn in New York (Duke)  9:55
3 The Best Thing for You Is Me (Berlin)  4:30
4 Nobody Else But Me (Kern, Hammerstein)  4:30
5 Well Be Together (Raney)  10:13
6 Just Friends (Lewis, Klemmer)  6:12


Jimmy Raney - g
Richard Davis - b
Alan Dawson - dr

Recorded in West Germany ; July 21, 1974

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Could you please reup?