Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Jazztett

The Jazztet had been in existence for two years when they recorded what would be their final LPs, this date plus Another Git Together. The personnel (other than the two co-leaders flugelhornist Art Farmer and tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson) had completely changed since 1960 but the group sound was the same. The 1962 version of the Jazztet included trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Roy McCurdy and it is remarkable to think that this talent-filled group could not find enough jobs in order to stay together. Highlights of their excellent out-of-print LP include Ray Bryant's "Tonk," "Whisper Not," "Just in Time" and Thelonious Monk's "Ruby My Dear." A classic if short-lived hard bop group.
Scott Yanow
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Art Farmer

Here and Now
[Bonus Tracks]


1 Tonk (Bryant, Ellington, Strayhorn) 6:46
2 Rue Prevail (Farmer) 4:23
3 Richie's Dilemma (Mabern) 5:07
4 Whisper Not (Golson) 5:17
5 Just in Time (Comden, Green, Styne) 5:22
6 Ruby, My Dear (Monk) 5:06
7 In Love in Vain (Kern, Robin) 7:08
8 Sonny's Back (Moncur) 4:02
9 Tonk [45-rpm take] (Bryant, Ellington, Strayhorn) 3:01
10 Sonny's Back [45-rpm take] (Moncur) 2:51

Art Farmer - flghrn
Benny Golson - ts
Grachan Moncur III - tb
Harold Mabern - p
Herbie Lewis - b
Roy McCurdy - dr

Recorded at Nola's Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City ; February 28, 1962 [# 2, 5-7] ; & March 2, 1962, [other selections]

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Melanchthon said...

Orbyt said...

Always meant to explore the Jazztett more fully. Merci Beaucoup Mel!

Baron said...

Thanks Mel for the Farmer album ... Baron

Nestor Nervo said...

Wonderful blog !!! Thank you so much for this enormous music. Merci beaucoup.

glinka21 said...

Any chance of getting a re-up on this?