The Life of a Trio: Sunday

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The second night of the 1989 reunion in New York of the 1961-1962 Jimmy Giuffre 3 with pianist Paul Bley and now electric bassist Steve Swallow in some ways eclipses the first. The fact that there is more integration between the trio members as a whole than on the first evening is certainly one place to start. At the very beginning, "Sensing" -- with Giuffre on soprano and Bley playing bass notes in the lowest register as Swallow enters and takes over the role and Bley moves to the middle -- is a stunner, though it is only four minutes and 13 seconds long. The breadth of the players seems to have come back to them as a unit with these live, as-they-happened, no-second-take ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
The second night of the 1989 reunion in New York of the 1961-1962 Jimmy Giuffre 3 with pianist Paul Bley and now electric bassist Steve Swallow in some ways eclipses the first. The fact that there is more integration between the trio members as a whole than on the first evening is certainly one place to start. At the very beginning, "Sensing" -- with Giuffre on soprano and Bley playing bass notes in the lowest register as Swallow enters and takes over the role and Bley moves to the middle -- is a stunner, though it is only four minutes and 13 seconds long. The breadth of the players seems to have come back to them as a unit with these live, as-they-happened, no-second-take performances. There are six full performances here -- and oddly enough the most satisfying of them is a composed piece by Carla Bley entitled "Where Were We?" -- instead of three from the previous evening. Giuffre is more comfortable on the soprano here, and the duos are quite literally amazing. Bley has a pair of piano solos, Giuffre has one clarinet solo, and the rest are duos made up of either bass and piano, clarinet and bass, soprano and piano, soprano and bass, etc. The joy of music-making and the inherent lyricism in these pieces reflect not only a sense of familiarity with the dialogue and improvisational feel of each player, but the true desire to communicate from inside the sound being explored to the listener as well. There may have been a few more viscerally exciting performances by vanguard jazz trios during 1989, but few of them that revealed -- via the strength of restraint -- what tonality, dissonance, and harmony can achieve when what is explored is music for its own sake. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/24/2001
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 044001473524
  • Catalog Number: 910330

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sensing - Steve Swallow (4:12)
  2. 2 Monique - Steve Swallow (3:25)
  3. 3 The Giant Guitar and the Black Stick - Steve Swallow (5:58)
  4. 4 Industrial Suite - Steve Swallow (3:15)
  5. 5 Sanctuary Much - Steve Swallow (3:47)
  6. 6 Tango del Mar - Steve Swallow (5:32)
  7. 7 The Hidden Voice - Steve Swallow (3:06)
  8. 8 Mephisto - Steve Swallow (4:04)
  9. 9 Where Were We? - Steve Swallow (4:50)
  10. 10 Sweet Song - Steve Swallow (3:25)
  11. 11 Scrambled Legs - Steve Swallow (2:02)
  12. 12 Play Ball - Steve Swallow (7:45)
  13. 13 Fallen Statue - Steve Swallow (1:25)
  14. 14 Things - Steve Swallow (3:35)
  15. 15 Two Singers - Steve Swallow (3:52)
  16. 16 The Life of a Trio - Steve Swallow (6:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Giuffre 3 Primary Artist
Jimmy Giuffre Indexed Contributor, Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Paul Bley Piano
Steve Swallow Electric Bass
Technical Credits
Carla Bley Composer
Paul Bley Composer
Jimmy Giuffre Composer
Steve Swallow Composer
Francois LeMaire Contributor, Audio Production
Jean-Jacques Pussiau Audio Production
Philippe Carles Liner Notes
Bernard Amiard Art Direction
David Baker Engineer
Jean-Marie Guérin Remastering
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