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Jimmy Giuffre

Reedman and composer Jimmy Giuffre was born in Dallas, TX. He started his musical education at age 9 learning the clarinet and within few years he was proficient enough to give solo clarinet recitals at local functions. After high school he attended North Texas State University receiving a B. A. in music. During his college years he played in local bands. Soon after graduation he enlisted in the Army and was a member of the official Army band. After discharge he became a professional arranger for several big bands including Boyd Raeburn's, Buddy Rich's, Jimmy Dorsey’s and most famously in Woody Herman’s where he also played tenor sax. During his tenure with Woody Herman’s big band he composed the classic “Four Brothers” in 1947.

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Albums

New York Concerts
New York Concerts
Elemental Music
2014
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7 Pieces
7 Pieces
Essential Jazz Classics
2011
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[no cover]
Four Classic Albums...
HighNote
2008
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The Life of a Trio: Saturday & Sunday
The Life of a Trio:...

2007
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Cool One
Cool One
Giant Steps
2006
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[no cover]
New Forms In Jazz:...
HighNote
2006
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Videos

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