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Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre
Herb Ellis, Jimmy Giuffre
Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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This release compiles two albums by Herb Ellis in collaboration with great jazz horn players. On Nothing But the Blues, the costars were none other than Stan Getz and Roy Eldridge, while Jimmy Giuffre, Art Pepper, Bud Shan...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Herb Ellis, Jimmy Giuffre
Title: Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1959
Re-Release Date: 8/24/1999
Album Type: Limited Edition, Original recording remastered
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Cool Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731455982626

Synopsis

Album Description
This release compiles two albums by Herb Ellis in collaboration with great jazz horn players. On Nothing But the Blues, the costars were none other than Stan Getz and Roy Eldridge, while Jimmy Giuffre, Art Pepper, Bud Shank and Richie Kamuca were all present on Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre.

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CD Reviews

Meeting Of West Coast Giants
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 02/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre" features an all-star cast of West Coast Jazz greats -- Bud Shank and Art Pepper on alto sax, Richie Kamuca and Jimmy Giuffre on tenor sax, Jim Hall and Herb Ellis on guitar, Lou Levy on piano, Joe Mondragon on bass and Stan Levey on drums. This 1959 session was a rare, highly sought after LP and will be soon be equally scarce on CD, as this title had a limited pressing of 6500 copies. While I'm glad I purchased this soon-to-be collector's item, I have to say I was a bit disappointed in the music. Despite the fact that so many creative musicians collaborated on this session, at times the playing is rather straight-forward and uninspired. Jimmy Giuffre's arrangements, are very tight, but they are written to allow Ellis to stretch out on the tunes, and not Pepper, Shank or Hall, who only plays rhythm guitar lines. Additionally, Giuffre's arrangements don't reflect the modern, exploratory writing and playing we would find two years later, in 1961, on Giuffre's classic albums "Fusion" and "Thesis." With that being said, this is still a very good session and kudos to Verve for bringing back in print. Fans of the first edition of the Jimmy Giuffre 3, or other classic Verve dates featuring Ellis (like all those great Oscar Peterson discs), will definitely enjoy "Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre.""
Herb Ellis plays bluesy
Durango | 06/30/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Herb Ellis really plays some beautiful lines here. Everything he does is somehow infused with Blues, but what sets him apart from other bluesy players is that it's not all riff based, repetitious stuff, it's Charlie Christian inspired lines that swing like crazy.
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