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Died On This Date (April 24, 2008) Jimmy Giuffre / Jazz Great

Posted by themusicsover on April 24, 2010

Jimmy Giuffre
April 26, 1921 – April 24, 2008

Jimmy Giuffre was a respected jazz composer and arranger and also was also known for his stylish saxophone and clarinet skills. Getting his start as Woody Herman’s arranger in 1947, he went on to become of the main forces of West coast jazz. In 1961, Giuffre formed a trio with Paul Bley and Steve Swallow who, though not very successful at the time, went down in history as one of the most important groups in jazz history. Giuffre went on to teach at NYU and later the New England Conservatory of Music through the ’90s. He suffered from Parkinson’s Disease throughout his later life and passed away on April 24, 2008 at the age of 86.

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One Response to “Died On This Date (April 24, 2008) Jimmy Giuffre / Jazz Great”

  1. stu goldberg said

    Late 50’s I had an album w/ Jimmy Giuffre playing clarinet, and tapping his foot. I’m sure there was nothing else on that
    album, no other musicians and no other instruments. Would like to find it again, does anyone know the name of that album ? And where to look for it?

    Stu Goldberg 5409 Verner Ave., Sac., Ca., 95841
    kemosabe32@yahoo.com (916) 344-1953

    Thanks

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