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Birth name  James Elbert Raney
Name  Jimmy Raney
Instruments  Guitar
Role  Guitarist
Years active  1944–1994
Children  Doug Raney

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Born  August 20, 1927Louisville, Kentucky, United States (1927-08-20)
Genres  Bebop, Cool jazz, Mainstream jazz
Labels  Prestige Records, Xanadu Records, Criss Cross Records
Died  May 10, 1995, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Albums  Live in Tokyo, 2 Guitars, Two Jims and Zoot, A, In Three Attitudes

Associated acts  Stan Getz, Red Norvo

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James Elbert Raney (August 20, 1927 – May 9, 1995) was an American jazz guitarist born in Louisville, Kentucky, most notable for his work from 1951 to 1952 and then from 1953 to 1954 with the Red Norvo trio (replacing Tal Farlow) and, during the same time period, with Stan Getz. In 1954 and 1955 he won the Down Beat Critics' Poll for guitar. Raney worked in a variety of jazz mediums, including cool jazz, bebop, post bop, hard bop, and mainstream jazz.


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In 1946 he worked for a time as guitarist with the Max Miller Quartet at Elmer's in Chicago, his first paying gig. Raney also worked in the Artie Shaw Orchestra and collaborated with Woody Herman for nine months in 1948. He also collaborated and recorded with Buddy DeFranco, Al Haig and later on with Bob Brookmeyer. In 1967 alcoholism and other professional difficulties led him to leave New York City and return to his native Louisville. He resurfaced in the 1970s and also did work with his son Doug, who was also a guitarist.

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Raney suffered for thirty years from Ménière's disease, a degenerative condition that led to near deafness in both ears, although this did not stop him from playing. He died of heart failure in Louisville on May 10, 1995. His obituary in the New York Times called him "one of the most gifted and influential postwar jazz guitarists in the world".

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As leader/co-leader

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  • 1953: Jimmy Raney Plays (Prestige)
  • 1954: Jimmy Raney and Sonny Clark Together! (Xanadu) with Red Mitchell and Bobby White
  • 1954 Minor, Back and Blow
  • 1954 Five
  • 1954: Visits Paris Vol. 1 (Vogue) released in 1996
  • 1954–55: A (Prestige) released 1957
  • 1956 Indian Summer
  • 1956 Jimmy Raney in Three Attitudes (ABC-Paramount) with Bob Brookmeyer, Al Cohn and Red Mitchell
  • 1956 Jimmy Raney featuring Bob Brookmeyer (ABC-Paramount) with Bob Brookmeyer
  • 1957 2 Guitars (Prestige) with Kenny Burrell
  • 1957 The Street Swingers (World Pacific) with Bob Brookmeyer and Jim Hall
  • 1964 Two Jims and Zoot (Mainstream) with Zoot Sims and Jim Hall
  • 1957–69 Strings and Swings (Muse) released 1972
  • 1974 Raney Haig Special Brew with Al Haig
  • 1974 Momentum (Pausa) with Richard Davis, Alan Dawson
  • 1975 The Influence (Xanadu)
  • 1976 Live in Tokyo (Xanadu)
  • 1976 Solo (Xanadu)
  • 1976 Jim and I with Attila Zoller
  • 1976 The Complete Jimmy Raney in Tokyo (Xanadu) with Charles McPherson, Barry Harris, Sam Jones
  • 1979 Stolen Moments (Steeplechase) with Doug Raney
  • 1979 Duets (Steeplechase) with Doug Raney
  • 1980 Here's That Raney Day (Ahead)
  • 1981 Raney '81 (Criss Cross) Quartet featuring Doug Raney
  • 1983 The Master (Criss Cross) Quartet featuring Kirk Lightsey
  • 1983 Nardis (Steeplechase) with Doug Raney
  • 1985 Wisteria (Criss Cross) Trio with Tommy Flanagan
  • 1985 In Good Company (Criss Cross) with Ted Brown
  • 1990 But Beautiful (Criss Cross) with George Mraz, Lewis Nash
  • As sideman

    With Stan Getz

  • 1950 The Complete Roost Recordings (Roost, 1950–54)
  • 1951 At Storyville (Blue Note)
  • 1952 Stan Getz Plays (Norgran)
  • 1955 West Coast Jazz
  • 1956 The Sound
  • 1967 Getz Plays Jazz Classics
  • 1967 Prezervation
  • With Teddy Charles

  • 1951 New Directions (OJC, 1951–53)
  • 1952 Collaboration West (Prestige)
  • 1956 The Teddy Charles Tentet
  • 1956 Word from Bird (Atlantic)
  • 1959 On Campus!
  • With Bob Brookmeyer

  • 1955 The Dual Role of Bob Brookmeyer (Prestige)
  • 1958 Street Swingers
  • 1962 Trombone Jazz Samba (Verve)
  • 1963 Samba Para Dos (Verve)
  • 1964 Revelation
  • With Manny Albam

  • 1959 Something New, Something Blue
  • 1962 Jazz Goes to the Movies (Impulse!)
  • With Dave Pike

  • 1962 Limbo Carnival (New Jazz)
  • 1962 Dave Pike Plays the Jazz Version of Oliver! (Moodsville)
  • With others

  • 1949 Artie Shaw: The Artistry of Artie Shaw (Fresh Sound)
  • 1954 Red Norvo: Trio (OJC)
  • 1954 Al Cohn, Mr. Music (RCA Victor) – credited as Sir Osbert Habedasher
  • 1955 Al Cohn, Bill Perkins, and Richie Kamuca: The Brothers! (RCA Victor, 1955) – as Sam Beethoven
  • 1955 Urbie Green: Blues and Other Shades of Green
  • 1957 Barbara Lea: Lea in Love
  • 1959 Irene Kral: SteveIreneo! (United Artists)
  • 1962 Oliver Nelson: Full Nelson
  • 1962 Lalo Schifrin: Lalo = Brilliance (Roulette)
  • 1962 Eddie Harris: Bossa Nova (Vee-Jay)
  • 1963 Gary McFarland: Point of Departure (Impulse!)
  • 1963 Terry Gibbs: Hootenanny My Way
  • 1964 Cal Tjader: Warm Wave
  • 1965 Helen Merrill: The Artistry of Helen Merrill (Mainstream)
  • 1965 Dannie Richmond: "In" Jazz for the Culture Set (Impulse!)
  • 1965 Shirley Scott: Latin Shadows (Impulse!)
  • 1975 Al Haig: Strings Attached
  • 1976 Barry Harris: Tokyo 1976 (Xanadu)
  • 1976 Charles McPherson: Live in Tokyo (Xanadu)
  • 1985 Doug Raney: Guitar Guitar Guitar
  • 1985 Ted Brown: In Good Company
  • 1991 Mahalia Jackson: Gospels, Spirituals & Hymns
  • 1992 Lee Konitz: From Newport to Nice
  • 1994 Tramaine Hawkins: To a Higher Place
  • 1998 Kenny Burrell: Kenny Burrell and the Jazz Giants
  • References

    Jimmy Raney Wikipedia