Jazz guitar, I love the sound of a guitar solo amidst a sea of piano,bass and drum beat. Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, and Wes Montgomery are some of the talents who comes to mind, but Jimmy was a master swinger from Louisville, Kentucky, my home town. He could jam to any style, Swing, Bop, Mainstream, etc. He worked with Stan Getz in 1951 to 1952 and again in 62 and 63. In 53 to 54 he was with the Red Norvo Trio replacing Tal Farlow. He did a couple of albums with Bob Brookmeyer. 1967 Jimmy left the New York scene and didn’t resurface until the 1970’s when he cut some albums with his son Doug. Jimmy passed in 1995 and a New York Obit stated “Jimmy Raney was one of the most gifted and influencial post war jazz guitarist in the world”
Jimmy Raney featuring Bob Brookmeyer, 2 Guitars, and Complete Recordings 1954-1956 are three hot albums. 2 guitars is a unique set featuring Kenny Burrell as the other guitarist and 2 horns, Jackie McLean, and Charlie Byrd.