The Train and the River Giuffre Jimmy 1957
A clip with Jimmy Giuffre on the different reeds, Jim Hall on guitar and Jim Atlas on bass.
A tune called 'The Train and the River' was performed at the movie "The Sound of Jazz" recorded in 1957
Jimmy Giuffre (born 1921) is an American jazz composer, arranger and saxophone and clarinet player.
Giuffre first became known as an arranger for Woody Herman's big band, He would continue to write creative, unusual arrangements throughout his career.
Giuffre played clarinet, as well as tenor and baritone saxophones, but eventually focused on clarinet. His style is unique and distinctive, "having been self-formed, the only possible precedent having been the clarinet of Lester Young." His early music was sometimes classified as cool jazz. Giuffre's early saxophone work has been favorably compared to Lester Young's, as well.
Giuffre was a central figure in so-called West coast jazz.
His first trio consisted of Giuffre, guitarist Jim Hall and double bassist Ralph Pena (later replaced by Jim Atlas). They had a minor hit in 1957 when Giuffre's "The Train and the River" was featured on the television special The Sound of Jazz. This trio explored what Giuffre dubbed "blues-based folk jazz"