...A tribute to Jimmy Giuffre, who passed last year just before his 87th birthday.
The Train And The River, with Jim Hall and Jim Atlas, from The Sound Of Jazz, 1957.
Giuffre on tenor saxophone with Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars (Shorty Rogers, Maynard Ferguson, Milt Bernhart, Frank Patchen, Howard Rumsey, and Shelly Manne), Four Others and Creme de Menthe, Los Angeles, 1953.
Giuffre with Herb Ellis, featuring Art Pepper, Bud Shank, Richie Kamuca, Lou Levy, Jim Hall, Joe Montdragon, and Stan Levey, A Country Boy, Hollywood, 1959.
The Jimmy Giuffre 3, with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, Divided Man, 1962.
...and with Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Bill Perkins, Pete Jolly, Monty Budwig, and Shelly Manne, What Is This Thing Called Love, Aurex Jazz Festival, Japan, 1983.
In my opinion, Giuffre was a criminally unheralded innovator and writer of modern improvising music.
If you call yourself a Jazz aficionado and don't have one or two of his works in your collection...you don't have a collection, baby.