The Legacy of Jimmy Giuffre and Lennie Tristano (1961 - 1969)

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Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre and pianist Lennie Tristano were heavily influential in the musical explorations of the 1960s. The Jimmy Giuffre Trio recorded a series of records in the early 1960s now seen as significant milestones in improvisational music, although they made no commercial impact at the time. His trio-mates— pianist Paul Bley and bassist Steve Swallow—have been major players in the decades since. Lennie Tristano dropped out of sight in 1960, but his protégés Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh carried his legacy forward. Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley, Lee Konitz and Warne March in this hour of Jazz at 100.


  • Host Intro 0:00
  • Jimmy Giuffre Trio "Scootin' About" from Fusion (Verve) 3:00
  • Jimmy Giuffre Trio "Carla" from Thesis (Verve) 6:36
  • Host speaks 11:09
  • Jimmy Giuffre Trio "Spasmodic" from Free Fall (Columbia) 13:43
  • Jimmy Giuffre Trio "Threewe" from Free Fall (Columbia) 16:28
  • Host speaks 21:15
  • Paul Bley Trio "Ida Lupino" from Closer (ESP-Disk) 22:48
  • Paul Bley Trio "Crossroads" from Closer (ESP-Disk) 25:41
  • Host speaks 28:10
  • Lee Konitz Trio "Foolin' Myself" from Motion (Verve) 31:03
  • Lee Konitz Trio "I Remember You" from Motion (Verve) 37:58
  • Host speaks 42:23
  • Warne Marsh Quartet "Lennie's Pennies" from Ne Plus Ultra (Hat Hut) 43:36
  • Warne Marsh Quartet "Subconscious-Lee" from Ne Plus Ultra (Hat Hut) 47:56
  • Host Outro 55:04


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