.He did it before AMM, SME,MEV.. or any other Acronymed cats!....
Innovative arranger with Woody Herman in the 40's,inventor of folk inflected chamber
Jazz,,............pioneer of so called third stream... and in a lesser trawled period as on these lp's synthesiser of a raw rhythmically but paradoxically ethereal.. propulsive freewheeling free Jazz,with strong Asian and African accents ....and the tunes are in no way generic or anodyne (despite the track titles new age connotations)
Giuffre had the gift here of a flexible creative rhythm section ..(where the F..are they now?), huge dynamic range .. extraordinary MAGICO empathy!
Damned...these records are ., too beautiful ,for this grotesque corrupting physical reality we are obliged to inhabit..or think we inhabit... trapped in some Devils dream time!
I know the Choice catalogue has been reissued in Japan circa early thousands , i think there was also an abridged reissue culled from both these lp's .. but that's long gone too..i think!