Doug Raney

Lazy Bird (SCS1200)

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Lazy Bird

Doug Raney

Steeplechase

716043120017

LPS 155971

SCS1200

JAZZ

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LP 16,51 €

4 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE

Starting in 1977 and continuing into the mid-1980s, guitarist Doug Raney's career was extensively documented by the SteepleChase label. Influenced by his father Doug Raney, Tal Farlow, and Jim Hall, Raney pretty much had his style together from the start, so his evolution since the beginning is pretty logical. This quintet outing matches Raney with a European quintet whose best-known members are tenor saxophonist Bernt Rosengren and bassist Jesper Lundgaard. Raney performs two originals (including "Walking the Duck"), "Theme for Ernie" and numbers by Benny Golson, John Coltrane and Sam Rivers ("Beatrice"). Excellent modern mainstream straight-ahead jazz.

PERSONNEL:

DOUG RANEY, guitar
BERNT ROSENGREN, tenor sax
BEN BESIAKOV, piano
JESPER LUNDGAARD, bass
OLE-JACOB HANSEN, drums

Recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, November 1, 1984.

SIDE A:

01. Reggie of Chester
02. Feo's Waltz
03. Lazy Bird

SIDE B:

01. Beatrice
02. Theme for Ernie
03. Walking the Duck