Tuesday, 25 August 2009

The Art Farmer Septet “The Art Farmer Septet Plays The Arrangements & Compositions Of Gigi Gryce & Quincy Jones”

The Art Farmer Septet

“The Art Farmer Septet Plays The Arrangements & Compositions Of Gigi Gryce & Quincy Jones”
( LP Prestige Records, 1953-’54-’56 )
Catalog # PRLP 7031

Tracklisting :
01 Mau Mau
02 Work Of Art
03 The Little Bandmaster
04 Up In Quincy’s Room
05 Wildwood
06 Evening In Paris
07 Elephant Walk
08 Tia Juana
09 When Your Lover Has Gone [*]

Personnel:
#1-4
Art Farmer (tp)
Jimmy Cleveland (tb)
Oscar Estell (as, bars)
Clifford Solomon (ts)
Quincy Jones (p, arr)
Monk Montgomery (b)
Sonny Johnson (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NYC, July 2, 1953
#5-8
Art Farmer (tp)
Jimmy Cleveland (tb)
Charlie Rouse (ts)
Danny Bank (bars)
Horace Silver (p)
Percy Heath (b)
Kenny Clarke (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NJ, June 7, 1954
#9 [Bonus Track taken from the 1956 album "2 Trumpets"]
Art Farmer (tp)
Barry Harris (p)
Doug Watkins (b)
Arthur Taylor (d)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Hackensack, NJ, August 3, 1956

Notes:
Also issued on New Jazz NJLP 8278 entitled “Work Of Art”:
Fantasy OJC 054, OJCCD 054-2.

Review:
This reissue features the mellow-toned but hard-swinging trumpeter Art Farmer on a pair of four-song sessions from 1953 and 1954. Among Farmer’s sidemen are trombonist Jimmy Cleveland, either Clifford Solomon or Charlie Rouse on tenor and Horace Silver or Quincy Jones on piano. In addition Farmer is showcased on a version of “When Your Lover Has Gone” that is taken from a 1956 album titled Two Trumpets. Highlights overall include “Mau Mau,” “Up in Quincy’s Room,” “Evening in Paris” and “Elephant Walk.” An excellent early hard bop set.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Rob

1 comment:

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