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    Jimmy Raney

Jimmy Raney

Visits Paris


Jimmy Raney (g), Bobby Jaspar (ts), Roger Guérin (tp), Maurice Vander (p), Jean-Marie Ingrand (b), Jean-Louis Viale (d)

Reference: DCD 115

It is a mid-winter's day, 1954. The French publication, Jazz Hot", comes out with the French jazz poll results: Jimmy Raney has just been voted "Number One Guitarist". That same evening, the Jazz Club U.S.A. tour plays a one-night stand in Paris. One of the featured groups is the Red Norvo Trio. Featured with the trio was Jimmy Raney. Some weeks later this LP was cut with Bobby Jaspar, Maurice Vandair, Jean-Marie Ingrand and Jean Louis Viale. These Paris recordings gave the American audiences an opportunity to hear not only more of Raney's fine style and sound, articulated as always with brilliance and taste, but also something of what was going on in jazz across the ocean.

01. Fascinating Rhythm 4:19
02. Too Marvelous For Words 4:45
03. Cherokee 2:35
04. Everything Happens To Me 4:04
05. Night And Day 4:42
06. Someone to Watch Over Me 4:02
07. Très Chouette 4:30
08. Imagination 4:38
09. Dinah 4:01
10. Love For Sale 3:00
11. Have You Met Miss Jones? 5:21
12. Whats New 4:18

Recorded in Paris, February 10, 1954

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