September 26, 2008

Jazz Legends - 1

Listening to WGBH Jazz this Friday evening, I heard Jazz from Studio Four host Steve Schwartz and
today's guest host Daniel Ian Smith raving about Jimmy Giuffre, a name I was not unfamiliar with. When they mentioned him as being of similar legendary status as Miles Davis, I had to find out more about Giuffre. Sadly, I learned, he died earlier this year in April, just 2 days short of his 87th birthday.

Fortunately, thanks to youtube and other online resources and of course his music CDs, he lives on for those of us who are finding him only now.

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