Three Trumpets MP3
  • CAT # OJCCD-1801-25

    1. Palm Court Alley 7:52
    2. Who's Who 6:33
    3. Diffusion Of Beauty 7:03
    4. Forty Quarters 4:37
    5. You Gotta Dig It To Dig It 13:30

In the hard-bopping late Fifties, Prestige Records played host to a number of sessions featuring two or more stars locking horns on the same instrument. Of the Three Trumpets spotlighted here, two (Byrd and Farmer) were among the elect of their generation, while big-band veteran Sulieman (who at 33 was about five years older than Farmer and nine years Byrd's senior) had gained an "inside" reputation through his work in 1947 on Thelonious Monk's first recordings as a leader. With crackling exchanges on blues and "Rhythm" changes, Three Trumpets is a prime example of high-voltage studio jamming.

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