Jimmy Giuffre

The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet (PWR 27246)

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The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet

Jimmy Giuffre

Poll Winners Records


PWR 123686

PWR 27246



The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet

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CD 7,43 €

2LPs ON 1 CD


This edition presents the complete LP The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet (Atlantic 1238), showcasing Giuffre on clarinet on every track. He is heard here in a variety of settings ranging from solo clarinet to a nonet. Featuring Harry “Sweets Edison”, Shorty Rogers, Jack Sheldon, Bud Shank, Buddy Collette, Bob Cooper, Jimmy Rowles and Shelly Manne, among others. As a bonus, the complete LP Jimmy Giuffre & His Men Play “The Music Man” (Atlantic 1276), featuring a nonet including Art Farmer and Al Cohn, among others.

Includes 12-page booklet


JIMMY GIUFFRE, clarinet on all tracks, plus:

1: Giuffre solo clarinet and foot tapping.
2: Jimmy Rowles (celeste).
3: Buddy Collette (fl), Bud Shank (alto fl), Harry Klee (bass fl), Shelly Manne (d).
4: Bob Cooper (oboe), Dave Pell (English horn), Maury Berman (bassoon), Ralph Peña (b).
5: Ralph Peña (b), Stan Levey (d).
6: Buddy Collette (alto cl), Harry Klee (bass cl).
7: Jimmy Rowles (p), Shelly Manne (d).
8: Harry “Sweets” Edison, Shorty Rogers, Jack Sheldon (tp), Bob Cooper, Dave Pell (ts),
    Maury Berman (bar), Ralph Peña (b), Stan Levey (d).
Los Angeles, March 21 & 22, 1956
*Bonus album (9-19):
Collective personnel: Jimmy Giuffre (cl, ts, bar)
Art Farmer, Bernie Glow, Phil Sunkel, Joe Wilder, Nick Travis (tp),
Al Cohn, Ed Wasserman (ts), Sol Schlinger (bar),
Wendell Marshall (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d). Ghunter Schuller,
conductor on 10, 13, 15 & 19. Music by Meredith Willson.
Arrangements by Jimmy Giuffre.
New York, December 31, 1957 & January 2, 3 & 6, 1958.


01 SO LOW (Jimmy Giuffre) 2:51
02 DEEP PURPLE (Mitchell Parish-Pete De Rose) 4:41
03 THE SIDE PIPERS (Jimmy Giuffre) 5:10
04 MY FUNNY VALENTINE (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart) 5:05
05 QUIET COOK (Jimmy Giuffre) 4:20
06 THE SHEEPHERDER (Jimmy Giuffre) 5:25
07 FASCINATIN’ RHYTHM (George & Ira Gershwin) 4:08
08 DOWN HOME (Jimmy Giuffre) 5:46
09 IOWA STUBBORN (Meredith Willson) 4:01*
10 GOODNIGHT MY SOMEONE (Meredith Willson) 2:48*
11 SEVENTY-SIX TROMBONES (Meredith Willson) 3:06*
12 MARIAN THE LIBRARIAN (Meredith Willson) 2:45*
13 MY WHITE KNIGHT (Meredith Willson) 3:33*
14 THE WELLS FARGO WAGON (Meredith Willson) 4:06*
15 IT’S YOU (Meredith Willson) 3:35*
16 SHIPOOPI (Meredith Willson) 2:53*
17 LIDA ROSE (WILL I EVER TELL YOU) (Meredith Willson) 3:32*
18 GARY, INDIANA (Meredith Willson) 2:59*
19 TILL THERE WAS YOU (Meredith Willson) 3:29*

Total time: 74:20
Down Beat original review: THE JIMMY GIUFFRE CLARINET (Atlantic LP1238)
“The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet is an extraordinary lesson in how a man with limited technique on an instrument can nonetheless center an entire LP on himself as soloist on that horn and have it emerge as one of the best of the year.” (Nat Hentoff)