Jimmy Giuffre

The Complete 1947-1953 Small Group Sessions

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Basically, this Blue Moon triple-CD issue is an overview of clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, and composer Jimmy Giuffre's small ensemble career before he became a bandleader. On this set he is portrayed in all these capacities on sessions led by Teddy Charles, Art Pepper, Conte Candoli, Shorty Rogers, and others. None of the work he did with Woody Herman's Herd (for whom he wrote "Four Brothers," the group's signature composition) or Buddy Rich is included here. There's a lot of great music here, but it is for Giuffre or West Coast jazz completists only. New fans of Giuffre or those wanting to know more should begin with his Atlantic sides

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Red Norvo
2:33
2
feat: Jesse Price
2:45
3
feat: Jesse Price
2:55
4
feat: Red Norvo
3:03
5 3:03
6 2:28
7 2:50
8 3:02
9 2:39
10 3:09
11
feat: Shelly Manne
2:21
12
feat: Shelly Manne
3:03
13
feat: Shelly Manne
3:18
14
feat: Shelly Manne
2:39
15 3:18
16 3:09
17 2:29
18 3:21
19
2:40
20
3:07
21
3:13
22
2:46
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