Jimmy Giuffre’s early collaborations with pianist Paul Bley and bassist Steve Swallow resulted in music that was far more complex and experimental than jazz audiences of the time had come to expect. While Giuffre may not be a marquee name, he should certainly be credited as one of the innovators who helped redirect jazz into new forms of improvised activity beginning in the early 1960s. This performance, recorded on October 27, 1961 in Graz, Austria, is a perfect example of that innovation. Licensed from Hat Hut Records, this title is receiving its first ever vinyl pressing. The concert audio was mastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering, and pressed across two 12” audiophile-grade LPs at Pallas Group in Germany.


Track Listing

A1 Ictus
A2 Brief Hesitation
A3 The Gamut
B1 Suite For Germany
B2 Trance
C1 Cry, Want
C2 Carla
C3 Whirrr
D1 Temporarily
D2 Scootin’ About
D3 That’s True, That’s True


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