Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jimmy Giuffre - Live in 1960

The fabulous Jimmy Giuffre Quartet with Jim Hall playing a relaxed set at the Five Spot Café, issued here on CD for the first time. This edition also includes as a bonus, a trio performance recorded live at the Olympia in Paris. The two live performances contained on this CD represent his only small group sessions made during that year. The first one (chronologically, the second on our edition) was taped on February 23, at a concert in Paris. Giuffre would also record an album in Baden Baden, Germany in March, with a string group of the Sudwestfunk Orchestra conducted by Wolfram Rohrig.
On May 26, he participated on three tunes for a Shorty Rogers LP, and in August he made an "on location" recording at the Five Spot in New York, which opens our CD. The only other additions to his 1960 discography consist of a September session with vocalist Nat Wright and a John Lewis big band date recorded that same month.
On both the Paris and the Five Spot sets, Giuffre is accompanied by the great guitarist Jim Hall, with whom he had worked on many occasions. While the Five Spot performance features the two musicians in a quartet format with bass and drums, the Paris set showcases Giuffre and Hall's mastery in a trio with bassist Milford Middlebrooks.

Source :

Jimmy Giuffre
Live in 1960


1 The Quiet Time (Giuffre)  9:29
2 The Crab (Hall)  8:27
3 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers)  7:56
4 Wee See (Monk)  9:22
5 What's New ? (Burke, Haggart)  6:29
6 Two for Timbuctu (Giuffre)  6:59
7 The Boy Next Door (Blane, Martin)  7:56
8 Mack the Knife (Brecht, Weill)  9:14
9 My Funny Valentine (Hart, Rodgers)  6:33
10 Two for Timbuctu (Giuffre)  5:27


[# 1-6]
Jimmy Giuffre - cl & ts
Jim Hall - g
Buell Neidlinger - b
Billy Osborne - dr
Recorded live at the Five Spot, New York City ; August 1960.
[# 7-10]
Jimmy Giuffre - cl & ts
Jim Hall - g
Milford Middlebrooks - b
Recorded live at the Olympia, Paris ; February 23, 1960.


Auggie said...

A great post. Thank you. There's a rawness to both jims' playing that brings a real vitality to both these dates.

hulaboy said...

Nice stuff - Jim Hall is a treasure. Thanks!

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Frasco said...

A fabulous post! Thank you very much

deGallo said...

Thank you.

jbl said...

We are fortunate that there are companies like Fresh Sound & Jazz Messengers who continually bring us these treasures. Thhanks for this wonderful collection!

Heervee said...

Absolutly, fresh, subtile ... terrific, thanks for spreading these excellent recording, the lives are gorgeous

Philo said...

This is one I had not heard before. I am really enjoying the music. Many thanks.

Chris said...

Another epic concert thanks Mel for the opportunity.

rowland said...

Many thanks for the post.

wcpaeb said...

Thanks a lot for this previously unreleased Giuffre live recording.

Melanchthon said...

musician3 said...

AMAZING........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Anonymous said...

many many thanks. i'm listening to it now and it's wonderful. my first jimmy giuffre lp experience.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks Mel. Jim always shines in these pianoless sessions.