A (Jimmy Raney album)

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A
Studio album by Jimmy Raney
Released 1957
Recorded May 28, 1954, February 18, 1955 and March 8, 1955
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Jazz
Length 46:10
Label Prestige
PR 7089
Producer Bob Weinstock
Jimmy Raney chronology
Jimmy Raney Visits Paris
(1955)
A
(1954-55)
The Four Most Guitars
(1956)

A is an album by guitarist Jimmy Raney recorded at three separate sessions between 1954 and 1955 and released on the Prestige label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

Ken Dryden of Allmusic reviewed the album, stating "This CD contains some of Jimmy Raney's finest work as a leader and is highly recommended".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jimmy Raney except as indicated

  1. "Minor" - 4:31
  2. "Some Other Spring" (Arthur Herzog, Jr., Irene Kitchings) - 5:01
  3. "Double Image" - 4:28
  4. "On the Square" - 4:27
  5. "Spring Is Here" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) - 2:53
  6. "One More for the Mode" - 3:49
  7. "What's New?" (Johnny Burke, Bob Haggart) - 2:42
  8. "Tomorrow Fairly Cloudy" - 3:28
  9. "A Foggy Day" (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin) - 4:07
  10. "Someone to Watch over Me" (Gershwin, Gershwin) - 3:12
  11. "Cross Your Heart" (Buddy DeSylva, Lewis Gensler Jimmy Raney 3:53
  12. "You Don't Know What Love Is" (Gene de Paul, Don Raye) - 3:39

Tracks 5-12 were initially released on a Prestige 10" LP titled Jimmy Raney 1955 (PRLP199.)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed January 30, 2013
  2. ^ a b Dryden, K. Allmusic Review, January 30, 2013