Jimmy Giuffre 3: Brief Hesitation
Jimmy Giuffre 3
1961 (ECM 1438/39)
Recorded: New York, March 3, 1961
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
Tags: 1960s jazz