Sunday, May 26, 2013

Portrait of Art Farmer

This CD reissue (which adds a version of "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" to the original LP program) is an excellent showcase for trumpeter Art Farmer in the 1950s. Farmer is showcased with a quartet that also includes pianist Hank Jones, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Roy Haynes. The repertoire alternates veteran standards with lesser-known material including three of Farmer's originals and George Russell's "Nita" along with a particularly strong version of Benny Golson's "Stablemates." An excellent outing.
Scott Yanow

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Art Farmer
Portrait of Art Farmer


1 Back in the Cage (Farmer) 5:04
2 Stablemates (Golson) 4:32
3 The Very Thought of You (Noble) 5:41
4 "And Now..." (Farmer) 6:07
5 Nita (Russell) 4:28
6 By Myself (Dietz, Schwartz) 6:15
7 Too Late Now (Lane, Lerner) 5:55
8 Earth (Farmer) 4:10
9 The Folks Who Live on the Hill (Hammerstein, Kern) 4:35

Art Farmer - tp
Hank Jones - p
Addison Farmer - b
Roy Haynes - dr

Recorded in New York City ; April 19 & May 1, 1958


Adrian said...

This one sounds much better than my copy.
Thanks a lot Melanchthon.

CrunchyFrog said...

excellent recording... thanks!

аффтор said...

thanks again, Melanchthon!
this miracle was recorded two months before my birth.
what a fantastic world has been there and then...

poppachubby said...

Awesome thanks mel!!

Melanchthon said...

jazzcat1228 said...

Another great one! Thank you, Mel.