Jimmy Raney (g), Bill Takas (b), Eric Diehl (g)
Bar code: 8436028692668
An extended previously unissued live performance by one of the true masters of jazz guitar. Two hours of never heard solos by Jimmy Raney recorded in the year of his musical comeback.
From 1967 to 1974, the great guitarist Jimmy Raney (1927-1995) went into semi-retirement in Louisville, and didn't make a single trip to the recording studios. Whether this was due to personal problems (like his growing alcohol addiction) or to the lack of interest by the major recording companies, his discography presents a notable gap of almost ten years, which is only represented by a couple of live recordings.
Recorded with amateur equipment on December 17 & 18, 1974 at New York's famous Bradley's club, the concerts on this CD occurred just after Raney's comeback. Like many other great jazzmen, Jimmy Raney had a unique musical sound, which encompassed both modern and traditional styles.
Considering that this is an amateur recording made at a crowded club, the sound quality here is obviously not up to Gambit's usual standards. However, we felt that the musical and historical importance of these performances more than compensated for any deficiencies on the original masters.
01. I Remember You 8:51
02. Dancing On The Ceiling 10:00
03. How About You 8:08
04. I Love You 6:18
05. It Could Happen To You 7:23
06. Like Someone In Love 11:36
07. Indiana/Donna Lee 8:34
08. Days Of Wine And Roses 9:35
Total time: 70:28 min.
01. Darn That Dream 7:58
02. Billie's Bounce 8:20
03. I Remember You (Version #2) 9:24
04. Body and Soul 11:57
05. Indiana/Donna Lee (Version #2) 8:15
06. Out Of Nowhere 8:59
07. On Green Dolphin Street 7:41
08. Motion 7:24
Total time: 70:02 min.
Jimmy Raney (guitar), Bill Takas (bass), Eric Diehl (guitar only on CD 1, #6-7 & CD 2, #3-5).
CD 1, tracks #1-7 recorded Live at Bradley's, New York, on December 17, 1974
CD 1, tracks #8 & CD 2: recorded on December 18, 1974
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