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Jimmy Giuffre


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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Cecil Taylor: Live At Fat Tuesday's February 9, 1980 First Visit

Read "Live At Fat Tuesday's February 9, 1980 First Visit" reviewed by John Eyles

For some years, Werner X. Uehlinger's Ezz-thetics label has been bringing smiles to the faces of countless lovers of free jazz by re-releasing albums featuring such luminaries as Albert Ayler, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Jimmy Giuffre, Sun Ra, Cecil Taylor (to name but a few of many) all with state-of-the-art sound quality. The label's distinctive orange ...


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A Belated Tribute to Carla Bley

Read "A Belated Tribute to Carla Bley" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Better late than never, this show is in tribute to composer Carla Bley who passed away in October 2023. It features Bley's work with her various small and large groups as well as with Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. It also had her compositions performed by collaborators and admirers such as Billy Drummond, Nels Cline, Gary ...


Article: Album Review

The Jimmy Giuffre 3: Music for People, Birds, Butterflies & Mosquitoes

Read "Music for People, Birds, Butterflies & Mosquitoes" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

Has any musician who is not a pianist explored the trio as a basis for musical invention as thoroughly as Jimmy Giuffre? There have been many versions of the Jimmy Giuffre 3, from the initial 1950s unit with Jim Hall on guitar and either Ralph Peña on bass or Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone, through the ...

Article: Live Review

Dolomiti Ski Jazz - Edizione 2024

Read "Dolomiti Ski Jazz - Edizione 2024" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Dolomiti Ski Jazz--Edizione 2024 Val di Fiemme, Val di Fassa, Val di Cembra 8-17.3.2024 Concerti nei teatri e nelle terrazze dei rifugi, jam session nei pub, street parade nelle vie dei paesi a fondo valle. Il tutto contornato da paesaggi, montagne e piste da sci di rara bellezza. Da ventisei anni ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Carla Bley: A View from her Hill, Part 2

Read "Carla Bley: A View from her Hill, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Artistically ambitious, a rare woman in a male dominated scene, taking the road less travelled, or even the road never travelled, and with her feet well on the ground business-wise to ensure her artistic independence, Carla Bley played a key role in shaping today's music scene. This week we concentrate on some of her signature compositions, ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Kate Gentile's New Opus, Music For Hi-Fi Bugs, David S. Ware

Read "Kate Gentile's New Opus, Music For Hi-Fi Bugs, David S. Ware" reviewed by David Brown

This week, an ambitious electro-acoustic release from drummer/composer Kate Gentile; big band works from Benny Carter, Pete Rugolo, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis and Gard Nelssen; Ellingtonia from the '60s new thing, and finally a birthday remembrance of David S. Ware. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of ...


Article: Album Review

Diva Jazz Orchestra: "30": Live at Dizzy's Club

Read ""30": Live at Dizzy's Club" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The “30" in the title of the superlative all-woman Diva Jazz Orchestra's latest album stands for 30 years, which, believe it or not, is how long the orchestra and its remarkable drummer and leader, Sherrie Maricle, have been up and running and making beautiful music at home and abroad. Among U.S.-based big bands, it would seem ...


Article: Interview

Fabrizio De André secondo Luigi Viva

Read "Fabrizio De André secondo Luigi Viva" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Numerose sono state le interviste che ho effettuato negli ultimi decenni: ovviamente a molti jazzisti, dai maestri assoluti ai giovani emergenti, ma anche a danzatori, artisti, attori, compositori di musica contemporanea... Ho ritenuto utile inoltre dedicare una serie di interviste ai direttori artistici di importanti festival jazz, italiani e stranieri. È questa la ...


Article: Album Review

Jon De Lucia: And the Stars Were Shining

Read "And the Stars Were Shining" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

All instruments can be difficult and some even look intimidating. Some are notoriously tough to play in tune. Some emit unpleasant sounds without much prompting, especially squeaks. Welcome to the world of the clarinet. Non-players often wonder how anyone coaxes pretty sounds from the beast. Some wonder how to coax out any sound at all. The ...


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