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Jimmy Raney

Jimmy Raney
Born: Aug 20, 1927 in Louisville, KY
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Died: May 10, 1995 in Louisville, KY
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: 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 ...Read full biography
Jimmy Raney: A
Released: 1955
Label: OJC
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Jimmy Raney leads two separate groups on this OJC reissue CD, both recorded during the mid-'50s. The first session finds the leader experimenting with overdubbing a second guitar line over his introduction ...Read full review
Two Jims and Zoot
Released: 1964
Label: P-Vine Records
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The slightly unusual date Two Jims and a Zoot features tenor saxophonist Zoot Sims interacting with two guitarists (Jimmy Raney and Jim Hall) while given subtle support by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer ...Read full review
More Jimmy Raney albums: Main Albums (41), Compilations (10)