Monday, October 24, 2016

Jimmy Raney - Here's That Raney Day

Jimmy Raney was the definitive cool jazz guitarist, a fluid bop soloist with a quiet sound who had a great deal of inner fire. He worked with local groups in Chicago before spending nine months with Woody Herman in 1948. From then on he was in the major leagues, having associations with Al Haig, Buddy DeFranco, Artie Shaw, and Terry Gibbs. His work with Stan Getz (1951-1952) was historic, as the pair made for a classic musical partnership. Raney was also very much at home in the Red Norvo Trio (1953-1954) before spending six years primarily working in a supper club with pianist Jimmy Lyon (1954-1960). After playing with Getz during 1962-1963, he returned to Louisville and was outside of music until resurfacing in the early '70s. During the 1970s, Raney recorded often for Xanadu. He worked frequently with his son Doug Raney (who has a very similar sound on guitar) and was less active in the late '80s and '90s, up until his 1995 death.
Scott Yanow

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Jimmy Raney
Here's That Raney Day


1 Chewish Chive and English (Raney)  5:12
2 Back Home Again in Indiana (Hanley, McDonald)  4:40
3 Au Privave (Parker)  5:45
4 Scrapple from the Apple (Parker)  7:10
5 You Don't Know What Love Is (DePaul, Raye)  7:34
6 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  7:32
7 Chasin' the Bird (Parker)  7:13
8 Back Home Again in Indiana [alt. take] (Hanley, McDonald)  5:35
9 Chewish Chive and English [alt. take] (Raney)  4:32


Jimmy Raney - g
Hank Jones - p
Pierre Michelot - b
Jimmy Cobb - dr

Recorded at Black & Blue open air studio, Nice (France), Grande Parade du Jazz ; July 21st 1980


neil said...

Ah, the serendipity of the internet community!
Was checking out scoredaddy's justifiable rant against leechers' repostings as their own contributions, when my eye caught the name 'Raney' in scoredaddy's 'Blogs I frequently visit'.
I'm a Raney fan, and I give thanks...

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel - many thanks for your fine and diverse posts. Music is Life (and mine is better because of your blog)!

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon. Nice album.

rowgatien said...

Thank you, this is such a beautiful setting.

LenguajesCAD said...

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Zape said...

This is album I've been looking for a long time.

Thanks Mel for this rare gem!!!

duck said...

More thanks for this upgrade Mel.

rog said...

Wonderful Raney album !

deGallo said...

Thank you.

bho wani said...

Thank you too.

HEXIS said...

Thanks a lot

nlrp said...

merci bien.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel!

Melanchthon said...

Anonymous said...

Thank you MM, life-saving music.

Fernando said...

Thanks Mel!