Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Raney - Two Guitars

For this 1957 studio session (which has been reissued on CD through the Original Jazz Classics imprint), the two distinctive but complementary guitarists Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Raney are teamed together in a septet with trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Jackie McLean, pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Taylor. The full group gets to stretch out on one original each by Watkins and McLean ("Little Melonae") and three from Waldron, while the two standards ("Close Your Eyes" and "Out of Nowhere") are individual features for Burrell and Raney. This is a well-rounded set that may not contain any real surprises, but will be enjoyed by collectors of hard bop.
Scott Yanow

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Kenny Burrell

Jimmy Raney
2 Guitars


1 Blue Duke (Waldron) 8:50
2 Dead Heat (Waldron) 4:07
3 Pivot (Waldron) 5:13
4 Close Your Eyes (Petkere) 4:50
5 Little Melonae (McLean) 9:29
6 This Way (Watkins) 12:25
7 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman) 4:31

Kenny Burrell [ex # 7] & Jimmy Raney [ex # 4] - g
Donald Byrd [ex # 4 & 7] - tp
Jackie McLean [ex # 4 & 7] - as
Mal Waldron - p
Doug Watkins - b
Arthur Taylor - dr

Recorded in Hackensack, New Jersey ; March 5, 1957.


Anonymous said...

Nice to hear ♪immy Raney on this!

jeronimo said...

Great session.
I'm very into Waldrons solo on 'Blue Duke'...


Melanchthon said...

CrunchyFrog said...

awesome share - never heard this before... thanks Mel!

el marinero said...

Thanks again Mel,