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The Complete Capitol & Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre

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The Complete Capitol & Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Jimmy Giuffre
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B

The cool, brainy ’50s chamber jazz of saxophonist and clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre may seem far removed from today’s warmer musical currents, but that doesn’t reduce its fascination one iota. His cerebral yet swinging trio, featuring guitarist Jim Hall and trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, still charms on this six-CD collection, The Complete Capitol & Atlantic Recordings of Jimmy Giuffre, as do the scrupulously arranged expanded units Giuffre also led. B