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Three Classic Albums Plus (7 Pieces / Ad Lib / In Person)

Jimmy Giuffre Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Avid Jazz
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,375 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Happy Man (7 Pieces) [Remastered] 7:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Lovely Willow (7 Pieces) [Remastered] 9:230.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Song of the Wind (7 Pieces) [Remastered] 5:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Princess (7 Pieces) [Remastered] 4:220.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Story (7 Pieces) [Remastered] 7:080.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Little Melody (7 Pieces) [Remastered] 7:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Time Machine (7 Pieces) [Remastered] 4:400.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. I Got Those Blues (Ad Lib) [Remastered] 9:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. I'm Old Fashioned (Ad Lib) [Remastered] 8:370.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I Hear Red (Ad Lib) [Remastered] 8:200.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Boy Next Door (Ad Lib) [Remastered] 7:320.69  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Stella by Starlight (Ad Lib) [Remastered] 8:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Problems (Ad Lib) [Remastered] 8:120.69  Buy MP3 
Listen14. The Quiet Time (In Person) [Remastered] 9:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen15. The Crab (In Person) [Remastered] 8:300.69  Buy MP3 
Listen16. My Funny Valentine (In Person) [Remastered] 8:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Wee See (In Person) [Remastered] 9:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen18. What's New (In Person) [Remastered] 6:310.69  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Two for Timbuctu (In Person) [Remastered] 7:010.69  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Four Brothers from the Four Brothers Sound (Remastered) 3:250.69  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Ode to Switzerland from the Four Brothers Sound (Remastered) 4:470.69  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Blues in the Barn from the Four Brothers Sound (Remastered) 4:440.69  Buy MP3 

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AVID Jazz here presents three classic Jimmy Giuffre albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD. For our second foray into the musical world of Jimmy Giuffre we have selected three great albums '7 Pieces', 'Ad Lib', 'In Person' and three tracks from 'The Four Brothers Sound' (with more to follow on a future release). Appropriately seven Giuffre compositions appear on '7 Pieces' which features Giuffre on clarinet, tenor and baritone sax, Jim Hall on guitar and Red Mitchell on drums, with legendary recording engineer Bones Howe at the controls. The Jimmy Giuffre 4 line up for 'Ad Lib' features Giuffre on clarinet and tenor sax, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums. Here Jimmy Giuffre is featured on, (in his own words from the original liner notes) 'a blowing album' where he is found as an…. 'unapologising and unprotected improvising soloist'. Again in Giuffre's words…..'now all six tracks make complete statements of my blowing as of the date'(1959). Again further quoting about his band…'I would have to search very far to come up with a more perfect rhythm section for my purposes here…….or actually most any purpose'. 'In Person' features the Jimmy Giuffre Quartet with Giuffre on clarinet and tenor, Jim Hall on guitar, Buell Neidlinger on bass and Bill Osbourne on drums, recorded live at the Five Spot in New York, August 1960. The band recorded all night with tracks like 'What's New' being laid down at 3 a.m in the morning when the only applause was coming from the engineers, the audience having long departed! For the first time on record you can also experience the 'new' sound of Giuffre's clarinet blowing more 'out and more hard'. We conclude with three tracks from 'The Four Brothers Sound'. On this album Giuffre multi-tracks the sound of four tenors, accompanied by Jim Hall on guitar and Bob Brookmeyer on trombone. All three albums plus have been digitally re-mastered

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4.0 out of 5 stars A TENOR MAN SYMPHONY 26 Oct 2013
By Barry McCanna TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Like many others, my introduction to Jimmy Giuffre came via the film "Jazz on a Summer's Day", where his soundtrack accompaniment of "The Train and the River" provided the perfect backdrop for the opening. This compilation is broadly contemporaneous, the first two albums dating from January 1959. "7 Pieces" features the Jimmy Giuffre Trio, with Jimmy playing clarinet, tenor & baritone sax, backed by Jim Hall on guitar and Red Mitchell on drums. For some strange reason Giuffre's sleeve note is written in the third person. "Ad Lib" features the Jimmy Giuffre 4, with Jimmy doubling on clarinet and tenor, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Red Mitchell on bass and Lawrence Marable on drums. "In Person" was recorded in August 1960, again with a quartet, Jimmy's clarinet & tenor sax accompanied by Jim Hall on guitar, Buell Neidlinger on bass and Billy Osborne on drums. Finally, three tracks are included from "The Four Brothers Sound", which involved a trio of Jimmy on tenor, Jim Hall on guitar and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone recorded in June 1958, and later overlaid with three more tenor sax contributions by Jimmy, but for "Ode to Switzerland" which is unaccompanied.

The mood of "7 Pieces" is highly introspective, with Jimmy deploying a hard, breathy reed tone, and the bass much in evidence throughout. "Ad Lib" in Jimmy's own words, is a blowing album, and the more satisfying for it, not least because it enables the rest of the group to stretch out also. "In Person" by contrast seems more relaxed, and includes a luminescent "My Funny Valentine". The final three tracks of this compilation are multi-layered compositions which seem to me the most satisfying from a listener's point of view. Partly that's because none of them exceeds five minutes in length, whereas some of the complete albums include tracks of nine minutes plus, where the law of diminishing returns begins to operate. But that, I hasten to add, is a personal view which may safely be disregarded.
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