Doug Raney – I’ll Close My Eyes (SCCD 31166)

SCCD 31166 I'll Close My Eyes / Doug Raney Quintet Doug Raney at the time of this recording was only 25 but he had already established his own identity, though it is apparent that the greatest influence came from his famous father Jimmy Raney. The CD booklet contains his complete discography. 1. I'll close my […]

Bernt Rosengren – Surprise Party (SCCD 31177)

SCCD 31177 Surprise Party / Bernt Rosengren Quartet Sweden’s top saxophonist/composer/arranger/bandleader Rosengren (b. 1937) gained wide recognition through his work with Krzysztof Komeda in Poland and his performance in the soundtrack of Polanski’s film “Knife In The Water” in 1962. Later he played with George Russell, Don Cherry and Lars Gullin. In the late 70s […]

Doug Raney – The Doug Raney Quintet (SCCD 31249)

SCCD 31249 Doug Raney Quintet “… Doug Raney is an elegant player even when he’s attacking, as he does here on most of the content. …Certainly recommended if you enjoy your jazz slightly in advance of bebop, but with all of that basic feel still there.” (Martin Richards, Jazz Journal International) “… no doubt, another […]

Doug Raney – Lazy Bird (SCCD 31200)

SCCD 31200 Lazy Bird / Doug Raney Quintet “… Raney’s measured approach satisfies everywhere, whether heated up on Trane’s Lazy Bird or coolly reflective in Theme For Ernie. Raney, an honorable name .” (Frank-John Hadley, Downbeat) “ Backed by a driving rhythm section of Danish jazzmen, Raney – the son of legendary bebopper Jimmy Raney […]

Doug Raney – Cuttin’ Loose (SCCD 31105)

SCCD 31105 Cuttin' Loose / Doug Raney Quintet For this third recording for SteepleChase Doug Raney put his dream group together. At the age of 21, he already established his own identity in spite of his famous father Jimmy Raney’s shadow in the background. “… what is important is his ability to improvise articulately and […]