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Lee Konitz - 100% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Drama
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Lennie Tristano - 95% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz
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Leonard Joseph Tristano, 19 March 1919, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 18 November 1978, New York City, New York, USA. Encouraged by his mother, Tristano learned piano and various reed instruments while still a very small child, despite steadily deteriorating eyesight (he was born during a measles epidemic). By the age of 11 he was completely blind but, overcoming this handicap, Read more

Shelly Manne - 74% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Westerns Action & Adventure Drama
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Sheldon Manne, 11 June 1920, New York City, New York, USA, d. 26 September 1984, Los Angeles, California, USA. After switching to drums from saxophone, Manne worked with a number of dance and swing bands of the late 30s and early 40s, including Joe Marsala’s big band. He was also active in small groups in New York, accompanying Coleman Hawkins as well as some of the up- Read more

Jim Hall - 68% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz
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James Stanley Hall, 4 December 1930, Buffalo, New York, USA. While studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Hall made his first professional appearances playing guitar in local bands. In the mid-50s he settled on the west coast, where he continued his studies and also played with Chico Hamilton’s quintet. In 1956 he became a member of Jimmy Giuffre’s trio, the Read more

Barney Kessel - 67% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz
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17 October 1923, Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA, d. 6 May 2004, San Diego, California, USA. After playing in various bands (including one led by Chico, the piano-playing Marx brother), Kessel began to establish a name for himself on the west coast. He appeared in the Norman Granz -produced short film Jammin’ The Blues (1944), then played in various big bands of the late swing Read more

Paul Bley - 67% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz
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10 November 1932, Montreal, Canada. Pianist Bley would merit a place in jazz history on the strength of his instincts as a talent scout alone. The legendary Ornette Coleman Quartet (with Don Cherry, Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins) made its earliest impact as four-fifths of Bley’s quintet. He encouraged the emergence of wife Carla Bley and Annette Peacock as composers, Read more

Art Pepper - 66% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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1 September 1925, Gardena, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 15 June 1982, Panorama City, California, USA. Pepper started out on clarinet at the age of nine, switching to alto saxophone four years later. After appearing in school groups, he first played professionally with Gus Arnheim’s band. During his mid-teens he developed his jazz style sitting in with otherwise all- Read more

George Russell - 61% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz
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Gerry Mulligan - 61% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Comedy Easy Listening Pop / Rock
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Gerald Joseph Mulligan, 6 April 1927, New York City, New York, USA, d. 19 January 1996, Darien, Connecticut, USA. Raised in Philadelphia, Mulligan started out on piano before concentrating on arranging. He also took up the saxophone, first the alto and a few years later the baritone. Among the name bands that used his arrangements were those led by Gene Krupa and Claude Thor Read more

Bud Shank - 59% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts New Age R&B / Soul War Jazz
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Clifford Everett Shank Jnr., 27 May 1926, Dayton, Ohio, USA. After studying and gigging on most of the reed instruments, Shank concentrated on alto saxophone, later doubling on flute and baritone saxophone. From 1947 he was resident on the west coast, playing in the big bands of Charlie Barnet, Alvino Rey, Art Mooney and Stan Kenton but making his greatest impact in small gr Read more

Eric Dolphy - 59% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz
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20 June 1928, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 29 June 1964, Berlin, Germany. A fluent performer on several reed instruments, Dolphy began to play clarinet while still at school. On the west coast of America in the second half of the 40s he worked with Roy Porter’s band, before spending a couple of years in the US army. After his discharge, he played with several leadin Read more

Ornette Coleman - 58% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Drama Documentaries Sci-Fi / Fantasy
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9 March 1930, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. The evolution of any art form is a complex process and it is always an over-simplification to attribute a development to a single person. If there is anyone apart from Louis Armstrong for whom that claim could be made, however, Ornette Coleman would be a tenable candidate. Charlie Parker and John Coltrane were great forces for progress, Read more

Paul Desmond - 58% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz
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Paul Emil Breitenfeld, 25 November 1924, San Francisco, California, USA, d. 30 May 1977, New York City, New York, USA. Alto saxophonist Desmond is best known as a member of the Dave Brubeck quartet, in which he played from 1951-67 and to whose popular success he greatly contributed by writing the hit ‘Take Five’. However, aficionados and critics alike agree that m Read more

Zoot Sims - 52% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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John Haley Sims, 29 October 1925, Inglewood, California, USA, d. 23 March 1985, New York City, New York, USA. Sims played clarinet in grade school but took up the tenor saxophone to work with singer Kenny Baker in 1941. He played with Bobby Sherwood from 1942-43, Sonny Durham in 1943 and the Benny Goodman big band in 1944. His recording debut was with Joe Bushkin’s smal Read more

Bill Evans - 49% match to Jimmy Giuffre

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music & Radio
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16 August 1929, Plainfield, New Jersey, USA, d. 15 September 1980, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most important and influential of modern jazz pianists, Evans studied at Southeastern Louisiana University, while summer jobs with Mundell Lowe and Red Mitchell introduced him to the jazz scene. He was in the army from 1951-54; played with Jerry Wald in 1954-55; studie Read more

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