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Jimmy Giuffre on Verve: 1959-1961

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Giuffre's collected Verve recordings would've made a fine Mosaic box set. All these sessions have been out on compact disc — either in the U.S., Europe, or Japan. The last two sessions have of course been out on ECM for some time. Below (and attached) is a complete list ... I think. Please post corrections/additions!

 

What sessions are under-remarked? Personal favorites?
 

Sonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements
with Jack Sheldon, Lee Katzman, Frank Rosolino, Jimmy Rowles, Buddy Clark, Lawrence Marable, Al Pollen
February 16, 1959

 

7 Pieces
with Jim Hall, Red Mitchell
February 23 & 25, March 2, 1959
 

Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre
with Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Richie Kamuca, Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Joe Mondragon, Stan Levey
March 26, 1959
 

Cool Heat: Anita O’Day Sings Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements
orchestra conducted and arranged by Giuffre
April 6-8, 1959
 

Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre
with Hal McKusick, Ted Brown, Warne Marsh, Bill Evans, Buddy Clark, Ronnie Free
May 1959
 

Ad Lib
with Jimmy Rowles, Red Mitchell, Lawrence Marable
August 3, 1959
 

The Easy Way
with Jim Hall, Ray Brown
August 6 & 7, 1959

Piece for Clarinet and String Orchestra ~ Mobiles
with the Sudwestfunk Orchestra of Baden Baden
March 1960
 

In Person
with Jim Hall, Buell Neidlinger, Billy Osborne
July 19, 1960
 

Fusion
with Paul Bley, Steve Swallow
March 3, 1961
 

Thesis
with Paul Bley, Steve Swallow
August 4, 1961
 

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Wasn't the Piece for Clarinet.../Mobiles recorded in 1960?

In 1959, I believe there was also a Sonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements album.

 

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4 hours ago, gvopedz said:

Wasn't the Piece for Clarinet.../Mobiles recorded in 1960?

In 1959, I believe there was also a Sonny Stitt Plays Jimmy Giuffre Arrangements album.

Yes — the Stitt album. I even have it! Some of my favorite Stitt playing. It looks like it was even the first thing Giuffre did for Verve. I've edited the list above. The Jazz Discography Project doesn't list the session in Giuffre's entry for some reason.

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And, yes, the Piece for Clarinet and Orchestra does appear to have been recorded March, 1960. The Verve 2-disc set I have lists March, 1959. Must be a mistake.

Thanks for the corrections!

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They're all good (or better!)!

The one that caught me off guard the most was The Easy Way, the tenor playing there sounded like it was opening up.

The album with Konitz is a must, if only just for Warne.

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3 hours ago, JSngry said:

The album with Konitz is a must, if only just for Warne.

Some of the most splintered 50's Warne on record. Wonky and totally on-point at the same time.

The recording itself is beautiful.

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In Person
with Jim Hall, Buell Neidlinger, Billy Osborne
July 19, 1960

Jimmy Giuffre - still in the cool idiom - cuts loose and the group (Buell Neidlinger !!) is well oiled indeed .... must have ....

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I must get into the stuff he did with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow. 

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