The Bebop Shop : West Coast & Cool: Baker, Mulligan, Getz & More : Jimmy Giuffre
Includes the complete original albums: The Jimmy Giuffre 3, Travlin Light, The Four Brothers Sound, Western Suite, 7 Pieces, The Easy Way - plus 8 tracks which never appeared on LP.
As a bonus, there are two unaccompanied Giuffre tracks from the same sessions and a batch of rare live trio recordings, including Song of the Wind, which appears here on CD for the first time ever.
The third voice of the trio was usually a bass (many bassists alternated on their trio projects, including Ray Brown, Ralph Peña, Jim Atlas, Red Mitchell and Wilfred Middlebrooks) or a trombone (mostly Bob Brookmeyer, who sometimes switched from the valve trombone to the piano). (Discovery Records) Price: £24.99
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! (AVID Entertainment) Price: £8.99
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 Giuffres 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 Whats 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 Giuffres 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. (AVID Entertainment) Price: £8.99
Featuring : Jimmy Giuffre, clarinet, tenor & baritone saxes with Jim Hall, guitar, and Red Mitchell or Buddy Clark, bass. (Discovery Records) Price: £11.99