Sunday, July 22, 2012

Art Farmer - Art & Perception

This Gambit disc compiles two separate sessions (Art and Perception) led by Art Farmer, made separately from the Jazztet (which he co-led with Benny Golson). The 1960 recordings featured on the first album featured Tommy Flanagan, Tommy Williams and Albert "Tootie" Heath with the trumpeter, playing show tunes and chestnuts in an elegant fashion that has stood the test of time. On the latter LP recorded the following year, Harold Mabern replaces Flanagan and Roy McCurdy takes over for Heath, with Farmer switching to the richer-toned flugelhorn. In addition to standards, the quartet explores two fine if unjustly obscure originals by the leader, along with the mellow "The Day After" (penned by Jazztet sideman Tom McIntosh). After being out of print for decades, both albums were issued individually overseas, as well as being joined for Art & Perception and collected with recordings by the Jazztet and Benny Golson in a Mosaic limited-edition boxed set. No matter how it is acquired, both sessions are among Art Farmer's best work of the '60s.
Ken Dryden

Source :

Art Farmer
Art & Perception


1 So Beats My Heart for You (Ballard, Henderson, Waring) 4:44
2 Goodbye, Old Girl (Adley, Ross) 4:33
3 Who Cares (Gershwin, Gershwin) 5:28
4 Out of the Past (Golson) 5:20
5 Younger Than Springtime (Rodgers, Hammerstein) 5:41
6 Best Thing for You Is Me (Berlin) 4:16
7 I'm a Fool to Want You (Sinatra, Herron, Wolf) 5:32
9 Punsu (Farmer) 5:12
10 Day After (McIntosh) 2:25
11 Lullaby of the Leaves (Petkere, Young) 4:18
12 Kayin' (Farmer) 3:57
13 Tonk (Bryant) 4:36
14 Blue Room (Rodgers, Hart) 3:58
15 Change Partners (Berlin) 5:22
16 Nobody's Heart (Rodgers, Hart) 4:04

[# 1-8] Originally issued on Argo as LPS-678

Art Farmer - tp
Tommy Flanagan - p
Tommy Williams - b
Albert "Tootie" Heath- dr
Recorded in New York ; September 21-23, 1960
[# 9-16] Originally issued on Argo as LPS-738

Art Farmer - tp & flghrn
Harold Mabern - p
Tommy Williams - b
Roy McCurdy - dr
Recorded in New York ; October 25-27, 1961


Michael5000 said...

Love the cover of the first one.

OldHippieRick said...

real sweet indeed Thanks Mel.. great sessions can't wait to kick back with this gem..

James said...

Would you consider re-posting hungarian quartet mono Beethoven? Thank you kindly.

Chris said...

Thanks Mel, these are great albums brought to life again on CD

Péter Makai said...

I have no words. Many thanks!

Fernando said...

Thank you very much for these Art session I never heard.

Orbyt said...

Great post, Mel. Thank you.

theblueamos said...

Thank you very much from jerusalem

duck said...

Another great one Mel, always my thanks for your kindness

Paco's brother said...

Passant par hasard et ayant vu de la lumière, je me suis permis d'entrer...éblouissant, what a great job, as we say on the blog!

Kneigh said...

As always, many thanx for this Farmer, plus all the enjoyment you bring to us all, Melanchthon!! This site has really been a great musical treat, sir!!

ZM-JazzRock said...

Mel, thank you so much for these AF albums. One of my favorites trumpeters of all time.
Warm regards from Sao Paulo, Brazil

francisco santos said...

i'm sorry but Tony Williams is the drummer and Albert 'Tootie' Heath is the bass and also Roy McCurdy is a bass player Thank You for this wonderful album....

rebf942 said...

Nice to have these as a replacement for my old cassette. Thank you. Oh, and I doubt that Tony Williams is the drummer and Al Heath the bass player.

Scoredaddy said...

thanks very much

Bill said...

Wonderful, thank you Mel.

Ricanstruction said...

Thank u so much

Unknown said...

Melanchthon...vraiment le meilleur..!
est il possible de técrire en message privé..?

Frasco said...

Wonderful post, Melanchthon, once again many thanks!

Melanchthon said...

michael said...

both password did not work.
"melanchthon" and "baruch"

Anonymous said...

Yes, don't work in this record and in:
-Jimmy Raney visits Paris, 1.
-Herbie Mann, Love and the weather.
-Jimmy Wyble, The Jimmy Wyble Quintet.
-Ruby Graff & George Barnes Quartet.

How great are your taste, Mel. Thanks.


michael said...

third password "bloom" worked. first i could not download the 34 bytes password data from rapidshare because - File owner's public traffic exhausted.

thanks anyway.

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you!