Thesis (album)

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Thesis
Studio album by Jimmy Giuffre
Released 1961
Recorded August 7–8, 1961
Genre Jazz, West Coast jazz, cool jazz, third stream, chamber jazz
Length 34:31
Label Verve
Producer Creed Taylor, reissue: Manfred Eicher and Jean-Philippe Allard
Jimmy Giuffre chronology
Fusion
(1961)
Thesis
(1961)
Emphasis, Stuttgart 1961
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Thesis is a 1961 album by the Jimmy Giuffre 3.

The trio on the recording was Giuffre's second drummerless group. He said at the time that the trio was “searching for a free sense of tonality and form”.[2]

It was remastered, remixed and re-released by ECM in 1992 as a double-album with the trio's other 1961-Verve recording, Fusion (with three previously unissued tracks from the August sessions).

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ictus" (Carla Bley) - 2:44
  2. "That's True, That's True" - 4:41
  3. "Sonic" - 4:44
  4. "Whirrrr" - 4:54
  5. "Carla" (Paul Bley) - 4:35
  6. "Goodbye" (Gordon Jenkins) - 4:56
  7. "Flight" - 3:21
  8. "The Gamut" - 4:37

Additional tracks on 1992 ECM reissue:

  1. "Me Too" - 5:03
  2. "Temporarily" (Carla Bley) - 6:09
  3. "Herb & Ictus" - 0:44

All compositions by Jimmy Giuffre, except as otherwise noted.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurek, Thom (2011). "Thesis - Jimmy Giuffre | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Quoted by Steve Lake in sleevenotes for 1992 reissue