Jimmy Giuffre (1921-2008): Part 1 - JazzWax

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April 28, 2008


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I read somewhere that Giuffre's pursuit of his artistic vision really put him at the margins of popular jazz, such that, at one point, he could not afford to maintain a group and would make the rounds of coffehouses to perform solo. But her persevered. One must respect his artistic integrity.

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