August 29, 1956|
New York City
May 1, 2016|
Raney was born in New York City. He started playing guitar when he was 14, beginning with rock and blues. He was given lessons by guitarist Barry Galbraith and became more interested in jazz. When he was 18, he played at club in New York with pianist Al Haig. In 1977, he accompanied his father, jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney, in a duo. They toured Europe, and then Doug Raney moved to Copenhagen, Denmark. When he was 21, he recorded his first album as a leader, Introducing Doug Raney (SteepleChase, 1977). He recorded several albums with father.
During his career, he worked with Chet Baker, George Cables, Joey DeFrancesco, Kenny Drew, Tal Farlow, Tomas Franck, Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, Billy Hart, Hank Jones, Clifford Jordan, Duke Jordan, Jesper Lundgaard, Red Mitchell, Adam Nussbaum, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Horace Parlan, Bernt Rosengren, and Jesper Thilo.
- Introducing Doug Raney (SteepleChase, 1977)
- Cuttin' Loose (SteepleChase, 1978)
- Stolen Moments (SteepleChase, 1979) with Jimmy Raney
- Duets (SteepleChase, 1979) with Jimmy Raney
- Listen (SteepleChase, 1980)
- Raney '81 (Criss Cross, 1981) with Jimmy Raney Quartet
- I'll Close My Eyes (SteepleChase, 1982)
- Nardis (SteepleChase, 1983) with Jimmy Raney
- Meeting the Tenors (Criss Cross, 1983)
- Everything We Love (Hot Club, 1983) with Thorgeir Stubø
- Blue and White (SteepleChase, 1984)
- Lazy Bird (SteepleChase, 1984)
- Guitar Guitar Guitar (SteepleChase, 1985)
- Something's Up (SteepleChase, 1988)
- The Doug Raney Quintet (SteepleChase, 1988)
- Blues on a Par (SteepleChase, 1993)
- Raney '96 (SteepleChase, 1996)
- Back in New York (SteepleChase, 1996)
- The Backbeat (SteepleChase, 1997)
- You Go to My Head (SteepleChase, 1998)
- Doug Raney Trio (Pony Canyon, 2001)
- Blues, Ballads, Bebop and a Blue Girl (Marshmallow, 2008)
With Chet Baker
- The Touch of Your Lips (SteepleChase, 1979)
- Daybreak (Steeplechase, 1979)
- This Is Always (Steeplechase, 1979 )
- Someday My Prince Will Come (SteepleChase, 1979 )
- Buchmann-Moller, Frank (2002). Kernfeld, Barry, ed. The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 3 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 357. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
- Yanow, Scott (2013). The great jazz guitarists : the ultimate guide. San Francisco: Backbeat. p. 158. ISBN 978-1-61713-023-6.
- Raney, Jon. "Doug Raney: The Raney Legacy". www.jonraney.com. Retrieved 13 February 2017.