Saturday, June 25, 2011

Listen to Art Farmer

This delightful CD features Art Farmer with a large orchestra not long after he switched from trumpet to flugelhorn. Oliver Nelson's arrangements provide great backdrops for the leader, as do the mix of dependable studio musicians and outstanding jazzmen assembled for the three sessions, including Tommy Flanagan, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, and Jim Hall, to name a few. The choice of material is inspiring: a snappy "Raincheck," and Farmer's moody "Rue Prevail," and a relatively new work by John Coltrane, "Naima," which turns into a richly textured tour de force in the hands of Farmer & Co. This album was re-released as a part of the Verve Elite limited edition series in late 1997; less than a year later it was already out of print. Don't wait too long to seek this highly recommended CD.
Ken Dryden
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Art Farmer
Listen to Art Farmer
the Orchestra


1 Street of Dreams (Lewis, Young) 4:18
2 Rain Check (Strayhorn) 3:40
3 Rue Prevail (Farmer) 4:08
4 The Sweetest Sounds (Rodgers) 4:38
5 My Romance (Hart, Rodgers) 4:57
6 Fly Me to the Moon (Howard) 2:53
7 Naima (Coltrane) 5:21
8 Ruby (Parish, Roemheld) 4:38

Featuring Art Farmer, Ray Copeland, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Jimmy Buffington, Danny Bank, Phil Woods, Tommy Flanagan, Barry Galbraith, Jim Hall, George Duvivier, Charlie Persip, Ray Barretto, etc.

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City ; August 10 [# 5] ; September 5 [# 1-3] ; & September 20 [# 4, 6-8], 1962


Melanchthon said...

Baron said...

Thanks Mel ... that's quite a backing band ... Baron

blbs said...

This is an Orchestra!
Thanks Mel!

Danneau said...

Nice group of musicians and tunes. Thanks so much.

deGallo said...

Art Farmer...great music here!! Thank you.

Blue Eyes said...

A masterpiece, superb arrangement, superb musicality and wonderful tone of Art Farmer (for exemple, his performance of "My Romance" is heart-rending) a must have, excellent post Mel!

rubberduck said...

art Farmer Listen to

very nice , beautiful arragements.

Anonymous said...

One of Arts finest albums. Thank you. GMan

Jacob said...

Good Day, May you please re-up this record. Many Thanks.