Art Farmer Septet

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
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Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Hard Bop, Contemporary Jazz | Label: CTI | # KICJ 2503 | 00:34:56

Some of the finer CTI recordings of the late '70s were those led by flugelhornist Art Farmer. Although the emphasis was generally on obscure material (in this case Farmer plays one original, two songs by Dave Grusin and one piece by pianist Fritz Pauer) and often featured musicians who did not normally play together, the results were generally quite rewarding. For this CTI LP (long out-of-print), the focus is almost entirely on Farmer who is joined by keyboardist Grusin, guitarist Eric Gale, flutist Jeremy Steig, either Will Lee or George Mraz on bass and drummer Steve Gadd. The moody music holds one's interest throughout.
Art Farmer and Fritz Pauer - Azure (1987) {Soul Note SN 1126 CD}

Art Farmer and Fritz Pauer - Azure (1987) {Soul Note SN 1126 CD}
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© 1987 Soul Note | SN 1126 CD
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Piano / Flugelhorn

Although the personnel listing mistakenly lists pianist Fritz Pauer as playing bass, this mellow release features his duets with flugelhornist Art Farmer. Pauer has been Farmer's regular pianist overseas since the flugelhornist moved to Europe in 1968. Together they perform three of Pauer's moody originals, an Austrian folk song and tunes by Al Cohn, Mal Waldron ("Soul Eyes"), Duke Ellington, Benny Golson and Tadd Dameron ("If You Could See Me Now") with the emphasis on ballads. A peaceful and mostly introspective release.
The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}

The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}
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© 1963, 1988 Atlantic / Warner Japan | 30XD-1039
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Flugelhorn / Guitar

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.
Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) {1998, Limited Edition, Remastered}

Art Farmer-Benny Golson Jazztet - Here And Now (1962) {1998, Limited Edition, Remastered}
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Jazz, Hard Bop | Verve Records #314 558 052-2

The Jazztet had been in existence for two years when they recorded what would be their final LPs, this date plus Another Git Together. The personnel (other than the two co-leaders flugelhornist Art Farmer and tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson) had completely changed since 1960 but the group sound was the same. The 1962 version of the Jazztet included trombonist Grachan Moncur III, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Herbie Lewis and drummer Roy McCurdy and it is remarkable to think that this talent-filled group could not find enough jobs in order to stay together…
Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)

Yusef Lateef - Autophysiopsychic (1977) {CTI-Epic 512795 rel 2003} (with Art Farmer)
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© 1977, 2003 CTI / Epic / Legacy / Sony Music | 512795
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone / Flute

Autophysiopsychic is probably the single album that many Yusef Lateef fans either love or hate the most. Along with guest soloist Art Farmer on flugelhorn, guitarist Eric Gale, keyboardist Cliff Carter, drummer Jim Madison and bassist Gary King (except for "Sister Mamie," which features Steve Gadd and Alex Blake respectively), "Teefski" romps through five fat slices of original funk that have far more in common with the sounds of Chocolate City than with the bop sounds of 52nd Street. Autophysiopsychic is awash in the soft soul-funk-jazz sound typical of Creed Taylor's (CTI) productions in the 1970s.

Art Farmer - Modern Art (1958) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2001  Music

Posted by Designol at April 27, 2016
Art Farmer - Modern Art (1958) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2001

Art Farmer - Modern Art (1958) Japanese Remastered Reissue 2001
with Benny Golson, Bill Evans, Addison Farmer, Dave Bailey

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Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Liberty/Toshiba-EMI | # TOCJ-9336 | Time: 00:40:15

Modern Art is the prelude recording for Art Farmer prior to his partnership with Benny Golson in the Jazztet, and also foreshadows the classy, tasteful inventiveness that group brought to the modern jazz world two years after this 1958 session. Pianist Bill Evans is in here, just before his pivotal work with Miles Davis on the classic album Kind of Blue, and was the table setter for McCoy Tyner's membership in the Jazztet. Brother Addison Farmer on bass and the great drummer Dave Bailey round out this sterling quintet that specializes in playing music with a subtle approach, which is neither tame nor conservatively lazy. Included on this date is the great Junior Mance tune "Jubilation," perfectly understated in a light gospel, soul-jazz, tuneful melody with both horns wonderfully matched up in balanced unison, side by side.

Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006  Music

Posted by Designol at April 21, 2016
Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006

Art Farmer - Early Art (1954) Japanese Remastered 2006
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Genre: Bop, Hard Bop, Cool | Label: Prestige/New Jazz/Victor | # VICJ-41552 | Time: 00:42:25

Two of trumpeter Art Farmer's earlier sessions as a leader are reissued on this CD in the OJC series. Farmer teams up with an all-star quintet (which includes tenor-saxophonist Sonny Rollins, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Percy Heath and drummer Kenny Clarke) for four songs and dominates a quartet (with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Herbie Lovelle) on six other tunes. Farmer's sound is lyrical even on the uptempo pieces and he is heard throughout in his early prime. Highlights include "Soft Shoe," "I'll Take Romance," "Autumn Nocturne" and an uptempo "Gone with the Wind." One should note that the programming differs from what is listed, with "Soft Shoe" (which should have been the opener) actually appearing fifth and the songs listed as appearing second through fifth moving up to first through fourth. Despite that flaw, the music is quite enjoyable and a must for 1950s bop collectors.
Art Farmer - Art Worker (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}

Art Farmer - Art Worker (1968) {2014 Japan Studio Songs Remaster YZSO Series}
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© 2014 Studio Songs Japan | YZSO-10047 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Art Worker captured trumpeter Art Farmer in an interesting septet setting which sounds like a small big band with two trumpets (Farmer and Ernie Royal), a trombone (Jimmy Cleveland), a saxophone (alto, tenor or baritone by Oscar Estelle). The fine rhythm section comprises of Harld Mabern on piano, Jimmy Woode on bass and Roy McCurdy on drums. Recorded live in Frankfurt in 1968 when Farmer was living in Vienna, the program includes four compositions by Viennese musicians he had come to know: "Erwagung" and "Orientierung" by trombonist Erich Kleinschuster, "Delphine" by reed player Hans Salomon, and "Gradullere" by pianist Fritz Pauer. The other three songs are by Farmer.
Art Farmer - Yesterday's Thoughts (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Art Farmer - Yesterday's Thoughts (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
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© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9155
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Flugelhorn

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. With Art Farmer's phenomenal output of recordings as a leader during his long career, it isn't surprising to run across obscure gems such as this pair of 1975 studio sessions recorded in New York for release in Japan by Eastwind. Joined by frequent collaborator Cedar Walton on piano, as well as bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins, the mellow flugelhornist excels on the ballads that make up the majority of the album.
The Jazztet and John Lewis ft. Art Farmer and Benny Golson (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster}

The Jazztet and John Lewis ft. Art Farmer and Benny Golson (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster}
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© 2011, 2013 Argo / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9749
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Cool

Features 24 bit remastering and limited edition. Release Date: December 04, 2013. The idea of the Jazztet playing arrangements by John Lewis written especially for them is intriguing. According to Gene Lees' liner notes, Art Farmer first approached Lewis about writing something for the sextet, to which the composer replied that he'd rather score an entire record. Even though the Jazztet and Lewis' own group, the Modern Jazz Quartet, are dissimilar in many ways, the marriage is a successful one.