Art Farmer Septet

Bennie Green - Bennie Green with Art Farmer (1956)  Music

Posted by uff at July 23, 2017
Bennie Green - Bennie Green with Art Farmer (1956)

Bennie Green - Bennie Green with Art Farmer (1956)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Prestige/OJC, OJCCD-1800-2 | rel: 1992 | 205Mb

Trombonist Bennie Green and trumpeter Art Farmer (with the assistance of pianist Cliff Smalls, bassist Addison Farmer and drummer Philly Joe Jones) challenge each other on these five selections which include an original apiece by the two horns and Smalls in addition to cheerful renditions of "My Blue Heaven" and "Gone with the Wind." The playing is not flawless on this recording but the soloists take chances and the music is often exciting.
The Art Farmer Quartet Featuring Jim Hall - Live At The Half Note (1964)

The Art Farmer Quartet Featuring Jim Hall - Live At The Half Note (1964)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Ape + Cue + Log | covers
Atlantic, 7 90666-2 | rem: 1987 | 215Mb

After the Jazztet that he co-led with tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson broke up, flugelhornist Art Farmer led a pianoless quartet during 1963-64 with guitarist Jim Hall. For this reissue in the Atlantic Jazzlore series, Farmer and Hall are joined by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Walter Perkins.

Art Farmer - Brass Shout & The Aztec Suite (1959)  Music

Posted by uff at June 11, 2017
Art Farmer - Brass Shout & The Aztec Suite (1959)

Art Farmer - Brass Shout & The Aztec Suite (1959)
Jazz | 2lp on 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Blue Note Connoisseur Series, 50999 5 17465 2 0 | rem: 2008 | 475Mb

This Gambit CD compilation combines the complete contents of two long unavailable records that Art Farmer made for United Artists. The first seven tracks come from Brass Shout, a very enjoyable collaboration with his Jazztet partner Benny Golson, who also wrote all of the arrangements for this date.

Art Farmer - Early Art (1961) REPOST  Music

Posted by uff at May 28, 2017
Art Farmer - Early Art (1961) REPOST

Art Farmer - Early Art (1961)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
OJC, OJCCD-880-2 | rem: 1996 | 215Mb

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.
Art Farmer - Art Farmer And The Jazz Giants (1998) REPOST

Art Farmer - Art Farmer And The Jazz Giants (1998)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Prestige, FCD-60-027 | rel: 1998 | 395Mb

A collection of music from 1952 to 1989, this is far from a greatest-hits compendium, and excludes prime music from the Jazztet, as well as many of Farmer's most famous latter-period pieces from Ph.D and Blame It on My Youth. "Farmer's Market" is here, as is "Wisteria," and you hear his transition from trumpet to flügelhorn to flumpet.
Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956/2007/2014) [Official Digital Download]

Art Farmer - Farmer's Market (1956/2007/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 39:36 minutes | 456 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Rudy Van Gelder Remaster - 2007

By 1956 when this album was recorded, Art Farmer had come into his own as a trumpet soloist. His combination of earthiness, drive, respect for melody, harmonic sophistication and a wistful sound on ballads produced a distinctive and immediately recognizable style. The catchy Farmer's Market had resulted in a semi-hit for Annie Ross after she was inspired by Farmer's 1951 version; Farmer's remake on this album has one of his best solos of the 1950s. His bassist twin brother Addison is in the band, along with pianist Kenny Drew, drummer Elvin Jones and Hank Mobley on tenor saxophone. Farmer, Drew and Mobley contributed most of the tunes on this album.

Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes (1972)  Music

Posted by uff at April 2, 2017
Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes (1972)

Art Farmer - Gentle Eyes (1972)
Jazz | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Mainstream, JK 58118 | rel: 1993 | 265Mb

Flugelhornist Art Farmer has recorded very few albums through the years that are not worth getting, but this sleepy affair with a European string section is unremittingly dull. Farmer sticks to ballads including "Didn't We," "We've Only Just Begun" and "God Bless the Child," and the arrangements for the 15 strings, five horns and rhythm section are quite boring.
Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016

Art Farmer - Crawl Space (1977) Japanese Blu-spec, Remastered Reissue 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 213 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 157 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 87 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.