The Bebop Shop : A Swingin' Affair: Blue Notes & Hard Bop Classics : Art Farmer
On the first of the two dates here, Art and Gigi are backed by the Prestige house rhythm section of the time--Horace Silver, Percy Heath, and Kenny Clarke. It is a hot blowing session. (Fantasy, Inc.) Price: £15.49
Deluxe 4 CD box set containing six complete studio LPs: Meet the Jazztet, Big-City Sounds, The Jazztet and John Lewis, The Jazztet at the Birdhouse, Here and Now & Another Git Together as well as a previously unissued performance at the 1960 Newport Jazz Festival. Detailed 40 page booklet. (Discovery Records) Price: £28.99
Art Farmer and Benny Golson led this sextet that sounds like a big band, with the idea of giving ample space to each soloist, but within a framework that did more than set up lines at the beginning and end in a jam session type of group. With composer-arranger Golson doing the majority of the writing, this was fully accomplished.
Personnel : Art Farmer (tp), Benny Golson (ts, narrator on #10), Curtis Fuller (tb), McCoy Tyner (p), Addison Farmer (b) and Lex Humphries (d). Recorded at Nola Studios, New York City, on February 6, 9 & 10, 1960. Total time: 40:42 min. - 10 tracks - 24-Bit Digitally Remastered. (Discovery Records) Price: £12.99
As a bonus, two more tracks by Farmer from a session with the Jazztet and a couple of Farmer-Flanagan collaborations in quintet with Jim Hall (guitar). (Discovery Records) Price: £12.99