Western Suite is an album by American jazz composer and arranger Jimmy Giuffre which was released on the Atlantic label in 1960. Featuring an unusual trio of clarinet, guitar and valve trombone, the first half of Western Suite is devoted to Giuffre's country music/folk-inspired suite, while the second half features a lengthy and abstract version of the big band standard "Topsy" and a Thelonious Monk song.
Complete your Jimmy Giuffre collection. referencing Western Suite, CD, Album, RE, 7567-80777-2. Quiet, refecltive, cool combo, very expressive and on a wavelength. Reply Notify me Helpful.
In early 1958, for a recording session, he formed a new trio without a rhythm section. For the album Trav'lin' Light, his new trio included Hall on guitar and the underrated trombone giant Bob Brookmeyer. For a year, they gigged together up and down the West Coast and played summer festivals, recorded, and even played clubs in New York. They became a trio of adventurous musicians for whom form was not an obstacle to creativity.
Artists Jimmy Giuffre Western Suite. Western Suite Jimmy Giuffre. This album has an average beat per minute of 114 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 84/144 BPM). Tracklist Western Suite. 1. Western Suite I. Pony Express.