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Jazz Guitarist Jimmy Raney

Raney began playing when he was 17. He was one of the first jazz guitarists to incorporate modern bop into his music. He suffers from Meniere's disease, which causes hearing problems -- he can perform solo, but has difficulty with other musicians. He collaborated with Stan Getz in the 1950s. Some of those early sessions have recently been re-issued on CD.




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Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 23, 1990: Interview with Richard Rhodes; Review of Art Blakey's albums "I Get a Kick out of Bu" and "One for All"; Interview with Jimmy Raney; Review of Gunter…


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