At the moment my present focus is devoted to my father, the great Jimmy Raney and this website. However if anyone is looking for some of what used to be present on my webpage related to me you can still see some things here:
Rough mix tracks from unreleased studio demo:
Jon Raney piano, keyboards
Eliot Zigmund drums
Ed Fuqua bass
Tatum Greenblatt trumpet
Dan Greenblatt tenor sax
Todd Isler drums
Mario Rodriguez electric bass
This is a link to a radio interview with Jordan Rich on CBS station WBZ I did earlier this year in Boston, discussing Jimmy Raney’s life, our music, this website and a dedication concert at the Lilypad in the Cambridge area.
Waltz for Talia is still available on Cd Baby as an mp3 download. It is available on most streaming sites as well (Spotify, I Tunes, etc.)
Doug Raney – Jon Raney @ Birdland 1996
Below is a video of a gig I was on made by the saxophonist Tony Heath along with his wife, vocalist Kate Scott at the Spotlight Cafe in Jan 1994. The bassist is my pal Ed Fuqua and drummer Joe Smith. It’s both an homage to his Mom and a little slice of life in the NYC clubs at the time. A year later it became Caliban and then folded a year or so after. The sound captured is very good and Kate and Tony are sounding really nice on this. This was a regular gig for us at the time and we were keeping pretty sharp. I think the late comedian Vaughn Meader (best known for his imitation of JFK) had the slot after us on at least one occasion. I have a little solo piano spot on Every Time We Say Goodbye at 2:38.