Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jimmy Raney - A (SHM-CD)

Jimmy Raney leads two separate groups on this [japanese] reissue, both recorded during the mid-'50s. The first session finds the leader experimenting with overdubbing a second guitar line over his introduction and closing during all four pieces, including the very exciting "Minor" (which is based on the chord changes to "Bernie's Tune"), "Double Image" (inspired by "There Will Never be Another You"), plus some wild improvised counterpoint between Raney and pianist Hall Overton in "On the Square" and an intricate rendition of the ballad "Some Other Spring." John Wilson is added on trumpet for the second and third studio dates, which primarily consist of standards. The briskly swinging "Spring Is Here," a softly played "What's New," and a very delicate "You Don't Know What Love Is" are highlights. Raney's originals include "One More for the Mode," an enjoyable reworking of a Bach two-part invention, and "Tomorrow, Fairly Cloudy," a blazing bop number which is the high point of the latter date. This CD contains some of Jimmy Raney's finest work as a leader and is highly recommended.
Ken Dryden

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Jimmy Raney


1 Minor (Raney)  4:31
2 Some other Spring (Herzog, Kitchings)  5:01
3 Double Image (Raney)  4:28
4 On the Square (Raney)  4:27
5 Spring is Here (Hart, Rodgers)  2:53
6 One More for the Mode (Raney)  3:49
7 What's New ? (Burke, Haggart)  2:42
8 Tomorrow Fairly Clowdy (Raney)  3:28
9 A Foggy Day (Gershwin, Gershwin)  4:07
10 Someone to Watch over Me (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:12
11 Cross Your Heart (DeSylva, Gensler)  3:53
12 You Don't Know What Love is (DePaul, Raye)  3:39


[# 1-4] Jimmy Raney Quartet feat. Hal Overton (New Jazz LP-1101)
Jimmy Raney - g
Hall Overton - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Art Mardigan - dr
[# 5-12] Jimmy Raney 1955 (Prestige LP-199)
Jimmy Raney - g
John Wilson - tp
Hall Overton - p
Teddy Kotick - b
Nick Stabulas - dr

Recorded at the Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey ; [# 1-4] May 28, 1954 ; [# 5-8] February 18, 1955 ; & March 8, 1955 [# 9-12]


Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Albertito Jazz said...

Thanks for all Melanchthon!

Pet said...

The cover for the New Jazz album:

sazor said...

Thanks M.

Paco's brother said...

Merci et bravo pour ces choix d'excellent goût!

Luis Lorenzo said...

Hola, me podrías facilitar la contraseña para poder descomprimir el archivo.

Acabo de conocer tu blog y me parece muy bueno. ¡Enhorabuena!

Blue Eyes said...

Thank you very much Melanchthon for this japanese reissue, sounds really great! a must have!

danair said...

Somehow never got this one,thanks very much Mel.

stringbender said...

Thanks very much!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks again Mel.

headman said...

Thanks very much for this, Mel. As has been said already, this Japanese re-issue sounds great!

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

jose arboleda said...

Muchas Gracias.

tvine said...

Hello - can someone help me with this? The links given take me to a very confusing page with about 5 different download 'buttons' on it - I've tried hitting them all, and end up just getting a bunch of pop-up pages. Can't figure it out! Many thanks for any help.... Pedro/

Baruch said...

Hi tvine, use Adblock on Multiuploads's Main page, you will see more clearly and you will be not disturbed by the unexpected popups...

bho wani said...

Thanks, Mel, for this SHM edition !

deGallo said...

Wonderful! Thank you.

Pee said...

Great stuff, thanks for more Raney, Mel!

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel. I don't have this one, and an SHM to boot. Nice!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

Fred Archtop said...

Jimmy Raney, the boss is back ...Didn't have this one in a loseless format. Now it's done. Thank Mel.

Melanchthon said...

Jazz Padd said...

Good one, thanks.

Lee Deong said...

Does anyone know the password? Or where I can find it? Thank You.

Geoviki said...

Thank you once again for Jimmy! I learn about so many new artists from you, and I'm really grateful for all you do.

Kovina Kris said...

Another great Raney album that folks should snap up!

Guelda said...

Great album from the inimitable Raney !
Thank you very much for sharing Mel