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Jimmy Giuffre: Four Classic Albums Plus (Jimmy Giuffre / Tangents In Jazz / The Jimmy Giuffre 3 / Historic Jazz Concert At Music Inn) [Original recording remastered]

Jimmy Giuffre Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 July 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • ASIN: B001CV191A
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,864 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Four Brothers from Jimmy Giuffre
2. Someone To Watch Over Me from Jimmy Giuffre
3. Sultana from Jimmy Giuffre
4. A Ring-Tail Monkey from Jimmy Giuffre
5. Nutty Pine from Jimmy Giuffre
6. Wrought Of Iron from Jimmy Giuffre
7. Do It! from Jimmy Giuffre
8. All For You from Jimmy Giuffre
9. Iranic from Jimmy Giuffre
10. I Only Have Eyes For You from Jimmy Giuffre
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Gotta Dance from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
2. Two Kinds Of Blues from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
3. The Song Is You from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
4. Crazy She Calls Me from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
5. Voodoo from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
6. My All from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
7. That's The Way It Is from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
8. Crawdad Suite from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
9. The Train And The River from The Jimmy Giuffre 3
10. Blues In E-Flat from Historic Jazz Concert At Music Inn
See all 13 tracks on this disc

Product Description

Born in Dallas Texas in 1921 Jimmy Giuffre started his career arranging for Woody Herman's big band. His main instrument was the clarinet but he also played the flute, tenor and alto saxophone. Acknowledged as one of the leaders in the West Coast Cool Jazz scene of the 1950's AVID Jazz here presents four classic Jimmy Giuffre albums on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.
`Jimmy Giuffre'; `Tangents In Jazz'; `The Jimmy Giuffre Three' and `Historic Jazz Concert At Music Inn' display Giuffre's style which moved from what he called `blues based folk jazz' to a more intimate and rhythm less form of free jazz dubbed `chamber jazz'. A style that would be taken up later and with incredible success by the German based ECM label. In fact Giuffre would later record for them with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow.
As tribute to Giuffre who died two days short of his 87th birthday on April 24th 2008. AVID are proud to add his name to their growing AVID Jazz catalogue.
All four albums have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever!

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hmmm...Nice! 5 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
It is perplexing how under-rated Jimmy Giuffre is. He played in similar settings, at times, to that other great baritone sax player Gerry Mulligan, although Giuffre also played clarinet and tenor sax.

He used a number of settings but only occasionally with piano. His range went from, what ultra conservative jazz pundits like Wynton Marsalis call, real blues based jazz to more loose, less rhythmic free chamber jazz, of which Giuffre was a pioneer. This latter style of jazz became the staple of the German based, highly influential and successful ECM record label. Giuffre later recorded for that label with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow with whom he previously recorded his classic Free Fall album for Columbia.

There are many gems here that are worth checking out and I will not go through them here, I love The Train and the River from The Jimmy Giuffre 3 album although I have to say that the live version on the Jazz on a Summer's Day soundtrack album has a slight edge on the original.

This package is a fine tribute to a man who was a true great of jazz and I have no hesitation in recommending it.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool = Jimmy Giuffre + VFM 13 Mar 2009
Format:Audio CD
It is hard to believe that such fresh sounding jazz is in fact 55 years old. Amongst the many beautiful sounds on all 35 tracks on the two albums in this set I liked the interplay between a cool Jimmy Giuffre and an erratic but inspired Pee Wee Russell on "Blues in E Flat". As all the best reviewers say "Thoroughly Recommeded".
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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This release covers two albums recorded for Capitol, 'Jimmy Giuffre' (1954) & 'Tangents In Jazz' (1955), and two from 1956 for Atlantic Records - 'The Jimmy Giuffre 3', and 'Historic Jazz Concert at Music Inn' (featuring Jimmy Giuffre, Pee-Wee Russell, George Wein, Oscar Pettiford, Connie Kay, Teddy Charles, Percy Heath, Herbie Mann, Dick Katz & Ray Brown).

As an additional bonus there are two other tracks, both taken from the 1957 Columbia LP 'The Sound Of Jazz', featuring Jimmy Giuffre Three, and Pee-Wee Russell / Jimmy Giuffre Quintet.

Thankfully there has been no excessive tampering with the sources used in the mastering process, giving the listener a sympathetic, acceptable sound.

Don't miss this opportunity to purchase 35 wonderful, otherwise hard to find, classic cool Jazz tracks, courtesy of the budget reissue label Avid Jazz.

Recommended.
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