Sunday, October 23, 2016

Al Haig & Jimmy Raney - Strings Attached

Pianist Al Haig, a veteran of the bebop era, plays pretty modern on this quartet date which is co-led by guitarist Jimmy Raney. With backing by bassist Jamil Nasser and drummer Frank Gant, Haig and Raney interpret two bop standards and such later material as Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" and Eddie Harris' "Freedom Jazz Dance." Haig and Raney inspire each other to stretch out, including on an 11-minute version of "'Round Midnight." Thought-provoking music well worth hearing several times.
Scott Yanow

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Al Haig
Jimmy Raney
Strings Attached


1 Dolphin Dance (Hancock)  7:27
2 Enigma (Johnson)  4:48
3 Invitation (Kaper)  9:17
4 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  6:35
5 Freedom Jazz Dance (Harris)  4:40
6 'Round Midnight (Hanighen, Monk, Williams)  11:00
7 Watch What Happens (Legrand)  5:25
8 Get Out of Town (Porter)  6:56
9 I Love You (Porter)  4:36


Al Haig - p
Jimmy Raney - g
Jamil Nasser - b
Frank Gant - dr

Recorded at MacDonald Studio, Sea Clidd, New York ; March, 1975


Pippo said...

Thank you Melanchthon.

Joe Carter said...

Isn't Doug Raney on one track? I beleive it was his recording debut.

BigD said...

Thanks for the Al Haig. He seems to one of the overlooked players. A unique guy who came up along side Bud Powell and had his own style which is beautiful. Wallington is like this too as is Dodo Marmarosa. Of course every one who came in a little after Bud like int the early 50's and onward were all influenced by Powell. But it is nice to hear someone with his own take on things.

Francisco Espinoza said...

Melanchton does it again,

This is as bebop as it gets !!

Muchas gracias from Santiago, Chile


Davidscott789 said...

Wow, thank you!

Kovina Kris said...

Another beauty Mel! You continue to blow my mind with your musical taste, intelligence, and attention to detail. Thank you!

birin said...

Una verdadera maravilla!!!
Otra vez gracias

fusionman said...

Great share Mel. This is some of Jimmy Raney's finest playing.


Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much

deGallo said...

Superb! Thank you.

zoltanzylox said...

Thanks Mel! All I had of this was a really bad vinyl pressing!

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thank you very much for your flac files! Mel

wightdj said...

Cool, thanks.

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you so much Mel.

Dirk Bill said...

Wow, thank you for this, Mel! I had no idea either of these guys recorded in the '70s. My dad is in touch with Al Haig's wife and although she probably has this, you never know.

musician3 said...

AMAZING................................THANK YOU FOR ALL

The Jackal said...

This one should be required text for Bebop guitar university

HEXIS said...

Thank you so much Melanchthon

Fernando said...

Thanks Mel!

bender c said...

Gracias por este

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You