The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This continually interesting set finds Jimmy Giuffre sticking exclusively to his cool-toned clarinet, mostly playing in the lower register, in several settings. The thought-provoking and generally relaxed works feature a wide variety of instrumentation. Giuffre takes "So Low" as an unaccompanied solo, duets with Jimmy Rowles' celeste on "Deep Purple," plays a fairly free "Fascinatin' Rhythm" in a Benny Goodman-type trio with pianist Rowles and drummer Shelly Manne, performs with a couple of other trios including a group consisting of his clarinet, an alto clarinetist, and a bass clarinetist, uses three flutes and drums on the atonal "The Side Pipers" and three woodwinds ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This continually interesting set finds Jimmy Giuffre sticking exclusively to his cool-toned clarinet, mostly playing in the lower register, in several settings. The thought-provoking and generally relaxed works feature a wide variety of instrumentation. Giuffre takes "So Low" as an unaccompanied solo, duets with Jimmy Rowles' celeste on "Deep Purple," plays a fairly free "Fascinatin' Rhythm" in a Benny Goodman-type trio with pianist Rowles and drummer Shelly Manne, performs with a couple of other trios including a group consisting of his clarinet, an alto clarinetist, and a bass clarinetist, uses three flutes and drums on the atonal "The Side Pipers" and three woodwinds plus bassist Ralph Pena on an atmospheric "My Funny Valentine," concluding with a nonet blues. A very interesting album, last available as a 1984 Atlantic LP.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/14/2001
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431616222
  • Catalog Number: 6162

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 So Low (2:48)
  2. 2 Deep Purple (4:38)
  3. 3 The Side Pipers (5:07)
  4. 4 My Funny Valentine (5:03)
  5. 5 Quiet Cook (4:18)
  6. 6 The Sheepherder (5:23)
  7. 7 Fascinating Rhythm (4:04)
  8. 8 Down Home (5:40)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Giuffre Primary Artist, Clarinet, Footsteps
Buddy Collette Flute, Alto Clarinet
Bob Cooper Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison Trumpet
Shelly Manne Drums
Dave Pell English Horn, Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles Piano, Celeste
Bud Shank Alto Flute
Shorty Rogers Trumpet
Jack Sheldon Trumpet
Harry Klee Bass Clarinet, Bass Flute
Ralph Pena Bass
Technical Credits
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
John Kraus Engineer
Marvin Israel Cover Design
Lee Friedlander Cover Photo
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