Life and work
Rainey first learned violin and piano, then trumpet and graduated in college tenor horn at. During his time in the army, he played rhythm guitar in local bands before he was hired at Big Jay McNeely as a bass player. In the next few years he played with Sil Austin (1961-1962) and Sam Cooke (1963 ), before he joined the band of King Curtis from 1964 to 1968. Then he worked mainly as a studio musician, as with Al Kooper and The Supremes. He took since 1968 also with jazz musicians like Grant Green, David Newman, Cal Tjader, Quincy Jones, Jerome Richardson, Grady Tate, Mose Allison, Gene Ammons, Eddie Harris and Louis Armstrong. In 1969 he played on Larry Coryell's debut album. With Gato Barbieri and with Eddie Vinson, he joined in 1971 at the Montreux Jazz Festival and worked in the same year on Barbieri's album El Pampero with.
In 1972 he released his first solo album, The Chuck Rainey Coalition, on the other studio musicians like Richard Tee, Warren Smith, Specs Powell, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, Herb Lovelle, Cornell Dupree and Billy Butler were involved. In the same year he moved to Los Angeles and worked more in the big band of Quincy Jones and in the studios. He was involved in several albums by Steely Dan ( Pretzel Logic, Gaucho and Aja ) and also took with musicians such as Aretha Franklin, Bobbi Humphrey, David Clayton -Thomas, Donald Byrd ( Stepping Into Tomorrow 1974), Yusef Lateef, Bette Midler, Marvin Gaye, Dusty Springfield or Ry Cooder on. In November 2011, Rainey suffered a stroke.
Disco Graphical Notes
- The Chuck Rainey Coalition (1972, Skye Records)
- Born Again (1981, Hammer ' N Nails )
- Hangin 'Out Right ( Char Walt Records, 1998)
- Wolf Kampmann: Reclam Jazz Encyclopedia Reclam, Stuttgart 2003, ISBN 3-15-010528-5
- Martin Kunzler: Jazz Encyclopedia Vol 1 Rowohlt, 2002 ISBN 3-499-16512-0 Reinbek