Play the Arrangements of Jimmy Giuffre
Contains two complete LPs:
- You And Lee (Verve, 1959)
- Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre (Verve, 1959)
An amazing convergence of talents -- one that took place in 1959, for Verve Records, and which featured work by some of the greatest modernists of the late 50s! The CD features work from 2 different Verve albums -- Lee Konitz Meets Jimmy Giuffre and You & Lee -- both of which features arrangements from Giuffre, then making big waves with his pianoless trio format for the label (and Atlantic) -- but who's working here in a larger setting that still showcases his marvelously fluid conception of sound. The first set features twin altos by Konitz and Hal McKusic, alongside tenors by Warne Marsh and Ted Brown, with baritone sax by Jimmy, and incredibly subtle piano work by Bill Evans. The next session features Giuffre taking an even stronger hand in arrangements, but letting Konitz step out even more as the lead soloist -- working within a larger horn group that features work by Billy Byers, Eddie Bert, and Ernie Royal.
01. Palo Alto
02. When Your love has Gone
04. Somp'm Outa' Nothin'
05. Someone to Watch Over Me
07. Moonlight in Vermont
08. The Song is You
09. Darn That Dream*
10. Ev'rything I've Got
11. You don't Know what Love is
12. I didn't Know About You
13. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
14. You're Driving Me Crazy*
15. You're Clear out of this World*
16. The More I see You*
17. You're Too Beautiful*
* Bonus tracks
Total Time: 74:29 min.
Tracks #1-8: Lee Konitz, Hal McKusick (as); Warne Marsh, Ted Brown (ts); Jimmy Giuffre (bar,arr); Bill Evans (p); Buddy Clark (b); Ronnie Free (d).
Recorded in NYC, May 12-13, 1959.
#9: Lee Konitz, Hal McKusick (as); Warne Marsh, Ted Brown (ts); Jimmy Giuffre (bar,arr). Recorded in NYC, May 12-13, 1959.
#10-13: Ernie Royal, Marky Markowitz, Phil Sunkel (tp); Eddie Bert, Bill Byers (tb); Lee Konitz (as); Bill Evans (p); Sonny Dallas (b); Roy Haynes (d); Jimmy Giuffre (arr,cond). Recorded in NYC, October 29, 1959.
#14-17: Same personnel as 10-13 except Jim Hall replaces Bill Evans (p).
Recorded in NYC, October 29, 1959.