Jimmy Raney Featuring Bob Brookmeyer
by Jimmy Raney
Released: Jan 1956
Label: Verve Records
Raney and Brookmeyer prove that the guitar and trombone can work together naturally, with the N.Y.C. masters of cool-toned bop employing counterpoint and letting their musical phrases dance around each other. Brookmeyer later gained renown as an arranger, but Raney was the creative force behind this excellent album. Hank Jones is on piano.