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Friday, April 25, 2014

Jimmy Giuffre 3 debut album on Atlantic (1957)




I shot this SUPERB disk, today... got it in gorgeous mono while shopping in Ginza, Tokyo... a nice, nice shop with supportive and extremely kind personnell.

The sound is EXTREMELY lively also if the tape hiss and the several noises, hums, buzzing and crackling coming from Jim Hall's guitar amp are very... well, here.




The clarinet, tenor and alto are also greatly recorded and the double-bass is AWESOMELY captured.

This record opened an era... nobody tried a drumless trio, before... Manfred Eicher - I guess - loved it, also if it was the Giuffre trio with Steve Swallow and Paul Bley which changed his life... ECM was the result of this inspiration!

A fantastic record and recording... my mono Japanese copy is gorgeous... sure worth some search.




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