Jimmy Giuffre

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Birthday
26, 1921
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Apr 24, 2008 (86)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
26, 1921
Birthplace
Dallas, TX
Death Date
Apr 24, 2008 (86)

About

Jazz pioneer who helped refine the concept of free interplay between musicians, making improvisation possible.

Before Fame

He attended the University of North Texas College of Music and became first known for "Four Brothers," a composition he did for Woody Herman's big band.

Trivia

His 1961 saxophone, piano, and upright bass trio experimented with fusing free jazz and a chamber music sensibility.

Family Life

He was born in Dallas, Texas.

Associated With

One of Giuffre's trios opened for Gerry Mulligan's band at a show in Rome in 1959.