Criss Cross Jazz 1020 CD

Ted Brown with Jimmy Raney

Good Company

Release Date: February 28, 2002

Tenor saxophonist Ted Brown studied with, and belonged to the coterie of like-thinking players around Lennie Tristano. He recorded with Warne Marsh and Lee Konitz and recorded under his own name with Warne Marsh and Art Pepper as sidemen.

Here, after an eight year recording hiatus, in the company of legendary bebop-guitar-great Jimmy Raney and an all star rhythm section with pianist Hod O'Brien, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Ben Riley.

This rare session from 1985, recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's Recording Studio, has 5 alternate takes, and was never released as CD before.

Ted Brown with Jimmy Raney
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1. Blimey (Ted Brown)  4:49
2. We'll Be Together Again (Carl Fischer / Frankie Laine)  5:56
3. Lost And Found (Hod O'Brien)  6:40
4. Sir Felix (Jimmy Raney)  4:37
5. Instant Blue (Hod O'Brien)  7:01
6. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You (Don Redman / Andy Razaf)  4:49
7. People Will Say We're In Love (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II)  6:13
8. Lost And Found (alt. take) (Hod O'Brien)  6:24
9. We'll Be Together Again (alt. take) (Carl Fischer / Frankie Laine)  6:29
10. Blimey (alt. take) (Ted Brown)  5:09
11. Sir Felix (alt. take) (Jimmy Raney)  4:35
12. People Will Say We're In Love (alt. take) (Richard Rodgers / Oscar Hammerstein II)  6:48

Total Time: 69:39
Recorded December 23, 1985 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder
Producer: Gerry Teekens & K. Hasselpflug (executive)