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Jimmy Giuffre

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Reedman and composer Jimmy Giuffre was born in Dallas, TX. He started his musical education at age 9 learning the clarinet and within few years he was proficient enough to give solo clarinet recitals at local functions. After high school he attended North Texas State University receiving a B. A. in music. During his college years he played in local bands. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the Army and was a member of the official Army band. After discharge he became a professional arranger for several big bands including Boyd Raeburn's, Buddy Rich's, Jimmy Dorsey’s and most famously in Woody Herman’s where he also played tenor sax

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Article: Album Review

UNT One O'Clock Lab Band: Lab 2021

Read "Lab 2021" reviewed by Jack Bowers


The University of North Texas' flagship ensemble, the One O'Clock Lab Band, has been producing annual recordings for almost half a century. It has also given rise to a veritable assembly line of world-class jazz musicians, more of whom are no doubt coming of age while honing their chops on the One O'Clock's latest album, Lab ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gary Peacock

Jazz Musician of the Day: Gary Peacock

All About Jazz is celebrating Gary Peacock's birthday today! Bassist Gary Peacock played a major role in the development of avant-garde jazz. He has worked with the likes of Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry}, {{Barney Kessel, Don Ellis, Terry Gibbs, Shorty Rogers, the Paul Bley Trio, Jimmy Giuffre, Roland Kirk and George Russell, ...

Article: Album Review

Paul Bley: Touching & Blood Revisited

Read "Touching & Blood Revisited" reviewed by Vic Albani


Credo che la maggior parte degli appassionati e ascoltatori di musica jazz che hanno progressivamente conquistato la materia durante i primi anni di ascolto, si sia presto resa conto della immensa peculiarità che un trio-jazz porta con sé, specialmente dopo gli anni in cui un certo Bill Evans portò agli onori della cronaca le particolari geometrie ...

News: Birthday

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Giuffre

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jimmy Giuffre

All About Jazz is celebrating Jimmy Giuffre's birthday today! Reedman and composer Jimmy Giuffre was born in Dallas, TX. He started his musical education at age 9 learning the clarinet and within few years he was proficient enough to give solo clarinet recitals at local functions. After high school he attended North Texas State University receiving ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz Meets Folk, Folk Meets Jazz

Read "Jazz Meets Folk, Folk Meets Jazz" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show looks at some of the many cross-pollinations between jazz and folk music. There are jazz musicians like Dave Brubeck and Dave Douglas dabbling in folk forms and folk musicians like Pentangle and Dave Van Ronk exercising their jazz chops. There are also pieces based on folk musics outside of the usual Anglo-American axis.

Article: Album Review

Jimmy Giuffre: Free Fall Clarinet 1962 Revisited

Read "Free Fall Clarinet 1962 Revisited" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Cosa scrivere, ancora, di un capolavoro assoluto, che magari chi legge conosce quanto e meglio di chi scrive, un disco che personalmente annovereremmo fa i tre massimi di quello straordinario, originalissimo musicista che fu Jimmy Giuffre, con Clarinet e Western Suite (o se preferite, di analogo contesto e periodo, Four Brothers Sound)? Per esempio quali sensazioni ...

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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring—and likely recording—career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Free Fall Clarinet 1962 Revisited

Label: Ezz-thetics
Released: 2021
Track listing: Motion Suspended; Propulsion; Threewe; Ornothoids; Dichotomy; Man Alone; Spasmodic; Yggdrasill; Divided Man; Primordial Call; The Five Ways.

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Article: Album Review

Chet Doxas: You Can't Take It With You

Read "You Can't Take It With You" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Tenor saxophonist Chet Doxas has been getting attention in recent years by collaborating with prominent musicians such as Dave Douglas and Carla Bley. On this album he explores his own compositions in a trio with two sympathetic partners, pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Thomas Morgan. Doxas' music here falls into one of two general styles, slippery ...


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