Reference: FSRCD 354
Bar code: 8427328603546
In 1956 Jimmy Giuffre went out on his own, forming the Jimmy Giuffre 3 with guitarist Jim Hall and bassist Ralph Pena (later Jim Atlas). Giuffre had a minor hit with his recording of "The Train and the River," a song that he played during his notable appearance on the 1957 television special The Sound of Jazz. In 1958 Giuffre had a most unusual trio with valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and guitarist Hall (no piano, bass or drums!), appearing in the movie Jazz on a Summer's Day.
The music on this CD, taken live from the "Stars of Jazz" KABC TV-show and from the Newport Jazz Festival, is for enduring value, and fully demonstrates the talented writing of Jimmy Giuffre. He has always been an intensely stimulating player.
1. Gotta Dance (J.Giuffre) 2:19
2. Four Brothers (J.Giuffre) 2:40
3. Two Kind If Blues (J.Giuffre) 4:46
Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ts, bs), Jim Hall (g), Ralph Peña (b)
Recorded Live at Stars of Jazz KABC TV Show, Hollywood,January 7, 1957.
4. Pony Express (Western Suite) (J.Giuffre)- 5:27
5. Down Home (J.Giuffre) 5:34
Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ts), Jim Hall (g), Bob Brookmeyer (tr)
Recorded Live at Stars of Jazz KABC TV Show, Hollywood, October 27, 1958
6. The Lonely Time (J.Giuffre) 3:19
7. That's The Way It Is (J.Giuffre) 5:31
8. Waltz (B.Brookmeyer) 3:42
9. Pony Express (Western Suite) (J.Giuffre) 4:40
10.The Train And The River (J.Giuffre) 4:46
Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ts, bs), Jim Hall (g), Bob Brookmeyer (tr, p)
Recorded Live at the Newport Jazz Festival, July 4, 1958.