Art Farmer – The Art Of Farmer – Classic Albums 1953-55 – 2CD


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Art Farmer was a jazz trumpeter, born in 1928, who came to the fore in the post-war bebop era, and recorded and performed continuously and prolifically in the USA and Europe through the latter half of the 20th century until shortly before his death in 1999. His reputation was enhanced by his recording of “Farmer’s Market” in 1952, shortly after which he embarked on the sessions featured here for the Prestige label during the middle years of the decade, which were along his first as a band leader. Those sessions were mixed and matched across several 10” and 12” LPs over the next few years, and this 42-track 2-CD collection comprises the complete contents of the Prestige albums Work Of Art”, “Art Farmer Quintet”, “Art Farmer Plays”, “The Art Farmer Septet”, “Early Art”, “When Farmer Met Gryce” and “Evening in Casablanca”. His bands on these sessions featured a number of noted musicians of the day, including Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Kenny Clarke, Wynton Kelly, Gigi Gryce, Philly Joe Jones and others. Comprising mainly original material, but with a sprinkling of standards, it captures Farmer at a key moment of his career as he blossomed into one of the most respected trumpeters of the era.

Track Listing:

Art Farmer Septet: 1. Work Of Art -   2. The Little Bandmaster -   3. Mau Mau -   4. Up In Quincy’s Room -   Art Farmer Quintet: 5. Wisteria -   6. Soft Shoe -   7. Confab In Tempo -   8. I'll Take Romance -   9. A Night At Tony's -   10. Blue Concept -   11. Deltitnu -   12. Stupendous Lee -   Art Farmer Septet: 13. Evening In Paris -   14. Wildwood -   15. Elephant Walk -   16. Tiajuana -   Art Farmer Quartet: 17. Gone With The Wind -

Art Farmer Quartet: 1. I've Never Been In Love Before -   2. I'll Walk Alone -   3. Alone Together -   4. Pre Amp -   5. Autumn Nocturne -   Art Farmer Quintet: 6. Blue Lights -   7. Capri -   8. Infant’s Song -   9. Social Call -   10. Forecast -   11. Sans Souci -   12. Evening In Casablanca -   13 Satellite -   14. Nica’s Tempo -   15. Shabozz -