Friday, February 6, 2009

Jimmy Raney Trio - But Beautiful (1990)

They say that some things never age, they just mature with time. This is certainly the case with Jimmy Raney who never seizes to amaze us on the last recording of his life for the Criss Cross label accompanied by seasoned veterans George Mraz on bass and Lewis Nash on drums in a set mostly consisting of standards where musical ideas flow like sparkling water. A more than graceful exit then for a jazz giant of Raney's caliber.

This post brings our small tribute to Jimmy Raney to an end. RIP Jimmy, we will always love you.

track listing:
1. Long Ago (And Far Away)
2. But Beautiful
3. Indian Summer
4. Someone to Watch over Me
5. I Get a Kick out of You
6. Elegy for Ray Parker
7. He Loves and She Loves
8. Way You Look Tonight
9. Long Ago (And Far Away) [take 2]
10. Blues Cycle

Jimmy Raney: guitar
George Mraz: bass
Lewis Nash: drums

rec. Dec. 5, 1990
Criss Cross Jazz 1065


Tapping the Source said...

marvelous, thanks

Frank Leibowitz said...



great post

DaveBerson said...

O how i love it love it thaaaaank yooo!

OldHippieRick said...

Jimmy will be sadly missed for sure,the most tasteful and clever Jazz guitarist of his time.Thanks for this little gem super sweet.
Rick :)

the doc said...

Thanks for this JR!! Wonderful . . .

Chris said...

Thanks so much! Such an underrated guitartist who fought many demons. His playing was out of this world.

Thanks for sharing this.

Chris Oregon

Hlynur said...

I don't know why but I don't seem to find the download link on any of the shares here... someone give me some clues where to look?