Jimmy Giuffre 3: Brief Hesitation

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Brief Hesitation

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Jimmy Giuffre 3

CD

1961 (ECM 1438/39)

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Musicians:

Jimmy Giuffre (Woodwinds), Paul Bley (piano), Steve Swallow (bass).

Recorded: New York, March 3, 1961

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Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

Here's a beautiful song from clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre's quietly revolutionary 1961 record Fusion (reissued on ECM a few years ago) with Steve Swallow and Bley. The absence of drums makes for a unique sonic environment that fosters a kind of “chamber-jazz” aesthetic. There's really deep listening going on here; pay particular attention to the incredibly intuitive counterpoint between Bley and Giuffre. Beautiful, subtle music.

Reviewer: Aaron Parks

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