A (Jimmy Raney album)

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A
A (Jimmy Raney album).jpg
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