Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Many Faces Of Art Farmer

First time on CD for the album The Many Faces of Art Farmer (1964) plus Mundell Lowe's arrangement of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess (1958) featuring Art Farmer and Ben Webster. On The Many Faces Of..., Farmer surrounded himself with splendid musicians like alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, pianist Tommy Flanagan and bassist Ron Carter. As a bonus to this outstanding LP, we have added another equally rare album. Although this selection of tunes from Gershwin's Porgy & Bess was arranged by guitarist Mundell Lowe and originally released under his name, both Art Farmer and Ben Webster shine on it as featured soloists.

Source : http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7278865

Art Farmer
The Many Faces of Art Farmer


1 Happy Feet (McIntosh) 4:43
2 Hyacinth (Sandole) 5:02
3 Ally (McIntosh) 6:51
4 Minuet in G (McIntosh) 4:51
5 All About Art (Mihanovich) 4:45
6 People (Styne) 5:18
7 Saucer Eyes (Weston) 4:54
8 Summertime (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:48
9 Bess, You Is My Woman (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:06
10 I Loves You Porgy (Gershwin, Gershwin) 4:59
11 I Got Plenty of Nothing (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:51
12 Bess, Oh Where Is My Bess (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:17
13 Redhead Woman (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:24
14 My Man's Gone Now (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:25
15 It Takes a Long Pull to Get There (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:51
16 It Ain't Necessarily So (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:10
17 There's a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York (Gershwin, Gershwin) 3:13

[# 1-7] "THE MANY FACES OF ART FARMER" (Scepter, 1964)
Art Farmer - flhrn
Charles McPherson - as
Tommy Flanagan - p
Steve Swallow - b [# 1, 3, 5 & 6]
Ron Carter - b [# 2, 4 & 7]
Bobby Thomas - dr
Recorded in New York ; 1964
[# 8-17] MUNDELL LOWE SEPTET "PORGY & BESS" (Camden, 1958)
Art Farmer -tp
Don Elliott - mello & vib
Tony Scott - cl & bs
Ben Webster - ts
Mundell Lowe - g
George Duvivier - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Recorded in New York ; July 16 & 17, 1958.


Andy said...

Thank you my friend. Love Art Farmer. :)

birin said...

Que bueno que vuelve Art Farmer!!! Conocía a "Many Faces" pero los temas con Mundell Lowe son para mi una agradecida novedad.

Muchisimas gracias

anon'n'on said...

thanks for the two-fer..would be interesting to juxtapose miles' porgey and this one

L.O.L. said...

Thanks Mel=)

neil said...

Nice one, mel...

lucky5 said...

Mmm 1958 Mundell Lowe, great jazz, thanks!

rm said...

merci beaucoup

grumpy said...

A great upgrade, many thanks.

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wouter said...

thank you, mel! an art farmer album i didn't have yet, looks good!

JazzFan said...

Thank you very much for the one more interpretation of P&B! Fantastic blog!

Jeffinprov said...

I had no idea that this CD existed. Thank you!!!

Pippo said...

Thank you Mel, great Mundell Lowe's charts too.

Luro said...

No conocía estas gravaciones, pero Art Farmer y Ben Webster son imperdibles. Mercy beaucoup!

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you so much Mel. As always.

flyingfinger said...

Thank you Mel - I got that memorized!

SSyb said...

Thanks A LOT ... but I cant see the link for Mundell's ... and is seems to be very interesting.

SSyb said...

Excuse me.
Now I can see ALL the tracks inside the file.

phipsi said...

Many thanks!

Melanchthon said...


Otis Foster said...

Thnx melanchthon

neil said...

Been living with mp3s of the first seven tracks since 2007; so many thanks, mel, for the upgrade and bonus album...

jazzcat1228 said...

Thank you, Mel!