Have a swingin' 4th of July!
All best to you from your friend,
This is not an article, just a little link-collection. (Blog owner's note: For following the chord progression while listening, I would recommend to open at least one 2nd window.)
The biography of the composer, Jimmy Giuffre, is HERE.
A short description of Four Brothers can be found HERE, a midi-file and the chord progression you'll find HERE and HERE.
HERE you can discover a lot of CD's with Jimmy Giuffre.
A huge list with more artists who performed that influential tune can be browsed HERE.
An interesting article on Mr. Giuffre can be read HERE.
A humble entry with the mentioning of yours truly can be studied HERE (You just have to scroll down a little).
Wanna listen to 10 (Updated on September 23, 2010) - yep, ten! - versions in a row, now? -- Let's start with Miles Davis who'd told Rudy Van Gelder in the studio once:
"I'll play it, and tell you what it is later." ... Ding, dong, dang, dung, dung, dang, ding, dong ... etc. ...
Here we go: