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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 (now the University of North Texas). He first became known as an arranger for Woody Herman's… read more

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  • Avatar for lnqdty
    "Jew Free"; "Free Jazz" [2]
  • Avatar for IamFlood
    this guy is from the land of nod, no question
  • Avatar for Sgarre1
    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...
  • Avatar for PeaceloveK
    Fantastic musician. [2]
  • Avatar for nacht_vogel
    i think the Western Suite's gotta be his best record. the acoustic guitar is really a good touch
  • Avatar for splatterqueer
    The Easy Way is a such a perfect album.
  • Avatar for semionlaptev
    reminds me Ben Goldberg's Speech Communication
  • Avatar for PappaWheelie
    "Jew Free"; "Free Jazz"
  • Avatar for olifard
    Look who's butthurt.
  • Avatar for juuzto
    jazz is dead pass it on. Sorry that I had to say it to you.

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