Farmer plays it open and high, sweet and lyrical. - Jim Santella, All About Jazz "Art Farmer, the most lyrical and elegant of jazz horn players, shows no signs of slowing down as he fronts an all-star quintet featuring tenor giant Harold Land, drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, bassist Rufus Reid, and seldom heard pianist Bill Bell. Farmer leads the veteran group through a set of standards including three Monk tunes and one each by Kenny Dorham, Tadd Dameron, Mel Torme, and Land"! - Joel Roberts, All About Jazz
UPC Code: 766322101329
Art Farmer Live! by Art Farmer
Art Farmer on his flumpet (compromise between a trumpet and a flugelhorn) swings in creative fashion on a live set with veteran tenor Harold Land, pianist Bill Bell, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath. The quintet performs a pair of Thelonious Monk tunes, a few ballads, Land's "Rapture" and "Straight No Chaser." There are spots where Farmer (67 at the time) and Land show their age a little, but their enthusiasm, decades of success at developing their own sounds, and constant creativity within the hard bop tradition result in many strong moments.
Song List: 1. I Mean You, 2. Eronel, 3. If You Could See Me Now, 4. Blue Bossa, 5. Rapture, 6. Born To Be Blue, 7. Straight No Chaser
Total Play Time: 65:27
Sample this Album below, click on song links to listen!