180-gram PURE VIRGIN VINYL LP! PERSONNEL:
Jimmy Giuffre’s trio work with Jim Hall stands by itself as a unique collection of intimate chamber music. Interviewed many years later, Jim Hall remembered his first encounter with Giuffre: “There were these jam sessions on Sunday afternoon at a club in L.A. I think it was called Sardi’s or something like that and I remember I met Giuffre. He’s from Texas, of course. I said, ‘Mr. Giuffre’ or ‘Jimmy’ or whatever I said, ‘Boy it’s such an honor to meet you. I really love your playing and your writing.’ I said, ‘It’s really a pleasure.’ And he says, ‘Same to you.’ Yeah, I think I probably learned more from Jimmy, in a lot of ways, than anybody else. It was a great experience... Jimmy is a very schooled musician... He had a sense of the trio that there should never be just a clarinet out front and we were the accompaniment.” Even though Giuffre lived until April 24, 2008 and Jim Hall died on December 10, 2013, their paths would never cross again (at least on recordings) after their collaboration on a Teddy Charles album taped on May 6, 1963. This seems a bit odd considering the extent of their work together from 1956 up to that point.
JIMMY GIUFFRE, clarinet, tenor & baritone sax
JIM HALL, guitar
RALPH PEÑA, bass
Recorded in Los Angeles, December 3 & 4, 1956.
Original sessions recorded by John Kraus & produced by Nesuhi Ertegün.
*BONUS TRACK: Same personnel but Jim Atlas (b) replaces Peña.
New York, December 2, 1957.TRACK LISTING:
01. GOTTA DANCE
02. TWO KINDS OF BLUES
03. THE SONG IS YOU
04. CRAZY SHE CALLS ME
06. MY ALL
07. THAT’S THE WAY IT IS
08. CRAWDAD SUITE
09. THE TRAIN AND THE RIVER
10. THE GREEN COUNTRY