Thursday, April 27, 2017

Art Farmer - Sing Me Softly of the Blues

A sublime little set — one of Art Farmer's seminal quartet recordings from the mid 60s, and a blend of modern lyricism with an ease and economy that's hardly ever been matched again! There's a careful, measured style here that's really tremendous — one that's never too sleepy or lazy with its approach, and which almost seems to carry on the modes of expression first begun by Jimmy Giuffre in the 50s — although in completely different ways ! The group features Pete LaRoca on drums, Steve Kuhn on piano, and Steve Swallow on bass — but it's Art's effortless trumpet solos that really make the album sparkle, as they drift over the top of the album's hip original tunes, written by Carla Bley and LaRoca.
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Art Farmer
Sing Me Softly of the Blues


1 Sing Me Softly of the Blues (Bley)  6:44
2 Ad Infinitum (Bley)  6:21
3 Petite Belle* (trad.)  4:08
4 Tears (LaRoca)  5:45
5 I Waited for You (Fuller)  5:55
6 One for Majid* (LaRoca)  5:57


Art Farmer - flgh
Steve Kuhn - p
Steve Swallow - b
Pete LaRoca - dr

Recorded in New York City ; April 12* & 16, 1965



cooljazz said...

Very nice album. Thank you.

danair said...

Thanks Mel,great post as usual.

poppachubby said...

Incredibly, I don't have this in my collection!! Goes to show that Art recorded a tremendous amount of music. Thanks alot for this Mel.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

steve said...

Wow! Farmer with Kuhn! I don't have this either. Thanks for the listen!!!

Quibus said...

Thanks very much. One can never have enough Art

jazzcat1228 said...

Can't go wrong with Art Farmer. Thank you, Mel!

Foth said...

Thanks for this, sublime stuff from Art.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

kristophermc28 said...

Thanks Mel.
Man, Farmer has a ton of albums!

Melanchthon said...

rev.b said...

A memorable date, Thanks Mel.

Starchild said...

Many thanks Mel!

Historicus said...

merci beaucoup!

Fred Archtop said...

Thanks a lot Mel.

Kovina Kris said...

What a great supporting cast Art has here and the writeup has me thirsty to drink this one in. Thank you Mel!

Anonymous said...

Desde Argentina...Muchas gracias Mel !!!!
Tu musica es increible !!!!