Accomplished in both tenor saxophone and clarinet, Jimmy Giuffre spent time in the Army Air Force Orchestra in 1944 prior to associations with the Dallas Symphony and Boyd Raeburn. Further experience with the Jimmy Dorsey Band and Buddy Rich enabled Jimmy to develop both his instrumental and writing skills. He went on to create the classic Four Brothers piece for the saxophone section (Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn and Serge Chaloff) of the Woody Herman Orchestra. His cool, improvisational "chamber music" style of jazz became his trademark and he became known around the world. Featured artists on this album are Kiyoshi Tokunaga (bass), Randy Kaye (percussion).