Art Farmer Quintet At Boomers

Art Farmer Quintet - At Boomers #2 (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Art Farmer Quintet - At Boomers #2 (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 116 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 215 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9202
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Flugelhorn

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. This exciting live set by Art Farmer is also culled from the same 1976 performances as the earlier album Live at Boomer's. Although the full quintet had not rehearsed prior to the engagement with Clifford Jordan (the rhythm section, consisting of Cedar Walton, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins, had been working together with Farmer for over a year), the sparks fly as they stretch out on each of the four tracks present.
Art Farmer - Art Farmer Quintet At Boomers (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Art Farmer - Art Farmer Quintet At Boomers (1976) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 324 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 110 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 177 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9172
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Flugelhorn

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Although flugelhornist Art Farmer permanently moved to Europe in 1968, he has returned many times to the United States to play. For this live LP (recorded for East Wind and released domestically by the defunct Inner City label), Farmer joins up with tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins for lengthy versions of Charlie Parker's blues "Barbados," "I Remember Clifford," "'Round Midnight" and "Will You Still Be Mine." The group had not rehearsed beforehand but rehearsals were not really needed for these hard bop veterans and even an uptempo version of the ballad "Will You Still Be Mine" comes off quite well.

The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 11, 2016
The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988)

The Art Farmer Quintet - Blame It On My Youth (1988)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 281 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 121 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Contemporary/Victor | # VDJ-1172 | Time: 00:47:34

This is one of the better Art Farmer recordings of the 1980s, which is saying a great deal, for the flugelhornist is among the most consistent of all jazz musicians. The two ballads that open and close this set ("Blame It on My Youth" and "I'll Be Around") give Farmer an opportunity to display his warm and attractive sound (with fine support from pianist James Williams, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis), while the other five pieces (Benny Carter's "Summer Serenade" and more obscure material) add the great tenor saxophonist (and so-so soprano player) Clifford Jordan to the group. It's an enjoyable and very successful outing.

Art Farmer - Jazz At The Smithsonian (2004)  

Posted by robi62 at Sept. 19, 2013
Art Farmer - Jazz At The Smithsonian (2004)

Art Farmer - Jazz At The Smithsonian (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 8 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 192 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Shanachie | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 20 Jan 2004 | Runtime: 57 min. | 3,41 GB (DVD5)

Largely overlooked during his formative years, Art Farmer's consistently inventive playing was more greatly appreciated as he continued to develop. Along with Clark Terry, Farmer helped to popularize the flügelhorn among brass players. His lyricism gave his bop-oriented style its own personality. Farmer studied piano, violin, and tuba before settling on trumpet.
Art Farmer Quintet - Featuring Gigi Gryce (1955) [Remastered 1992]

Art Farmer Quintet - Featuring Gigi Gryce (1955) [Remastered 1992]
EAC rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Scans | 190 Mb (Incl. Recovery)
Genre ~ Hard Bop | Label ~ Prestige Records

Art Farmer - Central Avenue Reunion (1990)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 12, 2016
Art Farmer - Central Avenue Reunion (1990)

Art Farmer - Central Avenue Reunion (1990)
feat. Frank Morgan, Lou Levy, Eric Von Essen, and Albert 'Tootie' Heath

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 402 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Contemporary | # CCD-14057-2 | Time: 01:01:49

Three of the five musicians on this quintet date (flügelhornist Art Farmer, altoist Frank Morgan, and pianist Lou Levy) had played on Central Avenue in Los Angeles of the late '40s. Not all of the eight songs that they perform with bassist Eric Von Essen and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath are from the era ("Blue Minor" and "Cool Struttin'" were written by Sonny Clark several years later), but the outing is very much in the bop style of the period. Their live set is highlighted by spirited versions of "Star Eyes," "Farmer's Market," "I Remember You," and "Donna Lee." This CD is filled with high-quality bebop that is easily recommended to straight-ahead jazz fans.

Art Farmer - In Europe 1970 (1998) Japanese Reissue 2006  Music

Posted by Designol at May 12, 2016
Art Farmer - In Europe 1970 (1998) Japanese Reissue 2006

Art Farmer - In Europe 1970 (1998) Japanese Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 409 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Enja/Columbia | # COCB-53607 | Time: 01:00:01

This 1970 club date in a Munich club by Art Farmer wasn't released until 1998, but it is by no means a collection of outtakes; it was in the possession of the club owner as his own private treasure. The flügelhornist (though he is inexplicably credited playing trumpet on the CD) is joined by his pianist of choice while in Europe, Fritz Pauer, along with bassist Peter Marshall and drummer Erich Bachtragl. Both Farmer and Pauer deliver consistently outstanding solos throughout the set, and what's unusual is that all of the tracks are originals by the leader. "Concord" and "Concourse" are both up-tempo cookers, while Marshall's fine solo introduces the bluesy "Overnight." While the piano is slightly buried in the mix, this otherwise excellent recording is very much a worthwhile investment for fans of hard bop.

Art Farmer - Art (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002  Music

Posted by Designol at May 5, 2016
Art Farmer - Art (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002

Art Farmer - Art (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Argo | # UCCC-9003 | Time: 00:40:03

During a career that spanned close to a half century, Art Farmer was well-known for his consistency as a soloist and a bandleader. This series of studio sessions from 1960, with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Tommy Williams, and drummer Albert Heathe, find the trumpeter in great form, with the usually impeccable accompaniment one expects from Flanagan. Many of the rich ballads featured, including "So Beats My Heart for You," "Goodbye Old Girl," and "Younger Than Springtime," have fallen out of favor in the early 21st century, but Farmer's impeccable performances of these chestnuts sound timeless. A slightly jaunty take of Benny Golson's "Out of the Past" and a spirited rendition of "The Best Thing for You Is Me" also merit attention.
Art Farmer & Benny Golson - Meet the Jazztet (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002

Art Farmer & Benny Golson - Meet the Jazztet (1960) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 284 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Cool, Hard Bop | Label: Argo/Universal | # UCCC-9004 | Time: 00:40:25

One of the top hard bop contingents of the '50s and '60s, the Art Farmer and Benny Golson co-led group known as the Jazztet featured some of the best original charts and soloing of the entire era. While the group was only in existence between 1959-1962, its excellent reputation could rest on this stunning disc alone. Cut in 1960, the ten-track date features four of Golson's classic originals ("I Remember Clifford," "Blues March," "Park Avenue Petite," and "Killer Joe") and one very fetching Farmer-penned cut ("Mox Nix"). The rest of the standards-heavy mix is given the golden touch by the sextet. And what a combo this is – besides Farmer's svelte trumpet lines and Golson's frenetically vaporous tenor solos, one gets a chance to hear a young but already very accomplished McCoy Tyner, the tart and mercurial trombonist Curtis Fuller, and the streamlined rhythm tandem of Addison Farmer and Lex Humphries. An essential hard bop title.
Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005

Art Farmer - Maiden Voyage (1983) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2005
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Interface/Columbia/Jroom Jazz | # COCB-53476 | Time: 00:43:36

This lesser-known set, released by several Japanese labels including a 1991 CD issue by Denon, features flugelhornist Art Farmer with pianist Masahiko Satoh (doubling on electric piano), bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette and a 14-piece string section arranged and conducted by Satoh. Despite its initial release in Japan, the music was actually recorded in New York City. Farmer is in excellent form on the seven modern jazz originals, most of which are given fresh treatments. The arrangements are fine, and Farmer is up to the task of carrying the main load on such songs as "Nica's Dream," "Blue In Green," "Maiden Voyage" and "Naima." Worth searching for.