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Jimmy Raney • Momentum

This 1974 LP marked a comeback for Jimmy Raney, following his long layoff from the music business in order to make a full recovery from alcoholism. Accompanied by bassist Richard Davis and drummer Alan Dawson, the guitarist is in terrific form as he explores several standards, a bossa nova-flavored "Nobody Else but Me," and a driving take of "Just Friends." He composed the other two works heard on the date. His piece, "'Momentum," is a reworking of an earlier original he called "Motion," both of which are obviously based upon the chord changes to "You Stepped Out of a Dream." "We'll Be Together" is an original ballad (set to words he wrote earlier, according to liner-note writer Ira Gitler), though it sounds as if it was partially inspired by "Autumn in New York"; it also features a strong solo by Davis. Originally released on MPS and reissued by Pausa, this record has been unavailable for quite some time, but it can be found with a diligent search. ~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

01 Momentum J.Raney 4:55
02 Autumn In New York V.Duke 9:55
03 The Best Things For You Is Me I.Berlin 4:30
04 Nobody Else But Me Kern/Hammerstein 4:30
05 We'll Be Together J.Raney 10:18
06 Just Friends Lewis/Klemmer 6:12

Bass – Richard Davis
Drums – Alan Dawson
Engineer – Paul Goodman
Guitar – Jimmy Raney

Recorded July 21, 1974 USA / Total time: 39:28

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