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Four Brothers (ver. 1) by Jimmy Guiffre - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
About the Song
"Four Brothers" (1947) is a jazz standard composed by Jimmy Giuffre and performed by the Woody Herman Orchestra. The song features four saxes (three tenors and one baritone) in an arrangement that gives each "brother" a solo and culminates in a hard-swinging sax section chorus. The song so typifies the sound of Woody Herman's second "Herd" that the band is also known as the Four Brothers Band. The title also refers to the four musicians that played in the original version: Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, and Serge Chaloff. All four played in a light-vibrato style that was originated by Lester Young of the Count Basie Orchestra and popularized by Stan Getz. An a cappella rendition with full lyrics was recorded by Realtime as the title track of a 2004 CD. A vocal version was also released by The Manhattan Transfer on their 1978 album Pastiche. This version was based on the arrangement that.    Download this sheet!
About the Artist
James Peter Giuffre (April 26, 1921 – April 24, 2008) was an American jazz composer, arranger and saxophone and clarinet player. He is notable for his development of forms of jazz which allowed for free interplay between the musicians, anticipating forms of free improvisation. Born in Dallas, Texas, Giuffre (pronounced "Joo-fray") was a graduate of Dallas Technical High School and North Texas State Teachers College (now the University of North Texas). He first became known as an arranger for Woody Herman's big band, for which he wrote the celebrated "Four Brothers" (1947). He would continue to write creative, unusual arrangements throughout his career. He was a central figure in West coast jazz, cool jazz,[1] and was a member of Shorty Rogers's groups before going solo. Giuffre played clarinet, as well as tenor and baritone saxophones, but eventually focused on clarinet. 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.
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