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James Peter Giuffre (April 26, 1921 – April 24, 2008) was an American jazz composer, arranger and saxophone and clarinet player. He is notable for his development of forms of jazz which allowed for free interplay between the musicians, anticipating forms of free improvisation.

Born in Dallas, Texas, Giuffre (pronounced "Joo-fray") was a graduate of Dallas Technical High School and North Texas State Teachers College…

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  • Juuzto - Awww, adorable, still young enough he thinks such calculatedly "anti-authoritarian" statements still mean something! Maybe in the 4 years since, he's learned something? Maybe not...
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