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
personnel: Jimmy Raney: guitar George Mraz: bass Lewis Nash: drums
The attitude of the gallant Six Hundred which so aroused Lord Tennyson's admiration arose from the fact that the least disposition to ask the reason why was discouraged by tricing the would-be inquirer to the triangle and flogging him into insensibility.
Advance to Barbarism
(Mitre Press, 1968).
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