Saturday, January 16, 2016

Art Farmer - Interaction

This [reissue] restores to circulation a strong Atlantic date from Art Farmer's immediate post-Jazztet period and features Farmer's quartet playing standards with swinging subtlety. Interaction, from 1963, is a vehicle for the intertwining improvisations of guitarist Jim Hall and Farmer, on flügelhorn, who weaves through and around Hall's sublimely understated lines with disarming ease, elegance, and sensitivity. Their approach draws to mind the great duet outings Hall made with pianist Bill Evans (Undercurrent & Intermodulation). Bassist Steve Swallow, at this time still strictly an acoustic player, and drummer Walter Perkins are also given lots of the spotlight in a intimate mix that highlights the quartet's telepathic interplay. The only misgiving is some occasional distortion in Hall's and Swallow's parts. [...] This cd can be readily recommended to Farmer's fans and to listeners with an interest in any of the players involved.
Jim Todd

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/interactionsing-me-softly-of-the-blues-r422987/review

Art Farmer Quartet
Interaction

Tracks

1 Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini, Mercer) 6:47
2 By Myself (Dietz, Schwartz) 7:06
3 My Little Suede Shoes (Parker) 5:01
4 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin) 7:02
5 My Kinda Love (Alter) 7:17
6 Sometime Ago (Mihanovich) 6:22
7 Loads of Love* (Rodgers) 4:52

* Cd only bonus track

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Personnel
Art Farmer - flghrn
Jim Hall - g
Steve Swallow - b
Walter Perkins - dr

Recorded July 25 & 29 ; August 1, 1963

29 comments:

Danneau said...

Art Farmer (feat. Jim Hall)
Grand amateur de Hall et ancien trompettiste, ceci est une formation qui m'intéresse énormément, et un post pour lequel je vous envoie mes plus profonds remerciements.

Blue Eyes said...

OMG!, fantastic post with your 30XD-1039 Atlantic CD version which includes the beautiful song: "My Kinda Love", it was in my wish list for a long time! A great session of high musical quality with Art Farmer and Jim Hall, the top for me, highly recommended! THANK YOU VERY MUCH Mel!!

(BTW: Here the nice LP cover: http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/162343CoverLP.jpg)

Scoredaddy said...

what a wonderful record! thanks

deGallo said...

Thank you for Art Farmer-Interaction

jerry g said...

some really good posts mel
thanks

swamielmo said...

great post, i love all art farmer with jim hall that i have heard. thanks mel.

sunbop said...

thank you for Hall Farmer big jazz session

Orbyt said...

Une merveille! Thank you Mel.

Orbyt said...

@Blue Eyes: Thank you for the alternate cover - I've never seen that one before.

Blue Eyes said...

Ouais, Orbyt, agree with you, un petit bijou! une merveille!

Zape said...

Thank you Mel. This is one of those "must have" albums!

birin said...

Hola Melanchthon
Muchisimas gracias por este maravilloso post. Art Farmer y Jim Hall es como deci caviar y Champagne, puro placer!
Gracias de nuevo.

zardoz1984 said...

Caviar & champagne or cheese, bread & wine… In one word, essential! You'll never get tired of Art or Jim but together they made one of most beautiful sound of so called jazz, with of course the Desmond/Hall sides. Thanks as always, Mel, for all those enlighting sharings. The dream is upon us…

KingCake said...

thank you mel

jose luis said...

Sorry but I cannot get the PW to unwrap the files. Could you please?
Thanks in advance.
JL

aroonie said...

Many thanks Melanchthon. Much appreciated.

jazztap said...

merci

theblueamos said...

Hello! did you guys all get around the RS problem and didnt tell me? All the best

theblueamos said...

Hello! did you guys all get around the RS problem and didnt tell me? All the best

Owen Garcia said...

Hi
Im a big fan of you posts and im a young jazz student. I wouldnt have listened to many of this records if you didnt post them. Can I get the alt PW for the Jim Hall & Art Farmer "Live at the Half Note" and also "Interaction"

Melanchthon said...

http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/ExtZtKbb/file.html
http://www45.zippyshare.com/v/04J0y0CA/file.html

Mike said...

Digging up more treasures! Merci.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mel!
Can you get better recognition than the one from Owen Garcia?........

flyingfinger said...

Thanks Mel - always the finest music!

musician3 said...

AMAZING....................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

AmyBRAINS said...

Nice!!!
Thanks a lot, Melanchthon

Fred Archtop said...

fantastic ! Thanks a lot Mel.

elpeleon said...

Excellente, muchas gracias Mel !