Sunday, December 20th at 8pm:
The Jazz Record Art Collective is proud to present a livestream performance featuring The Geof Bradfield Trio performing Jimmy Guiffre's "The Easy Way", released in 1958! The evening will also feature live art by Karen Parisian.
Jimmy Giuffre's small-group recordings of the late '50s and early '60s are renowned for his lyrical tone and intimate chamber jazz settings. Joined frequently by collaborator Jim Hall on guitar and bassist Ray Brown, Giuffre primarily sticks to clarinet in his interpretations of the standards "Mack the Knife" and "Come Rain or Come Shine." Switching to tenor sax, Giuffre negotiates Jim Hall's tricky "Careful," though it is Hall's bluesy solo that is the highlight of this track. Giuffre's "Ray's Time" is a blues dedicated to Brown, featuring his driving bass underneath the leader's smoky tenor sax. Giuffre's effort on baritone sax, "Time Enough," makes it obvious that this isn't his primary instrument; his sound is much harsher and less melodic than either clarinet or tenor sax. -Ken Dryden
Geof Bradfield - Reeds
Mike Allemana - Guitar
Dennis Carroll - Bass